The primary objective of STS-97 is to fly International Space Station assembly mission 4A. This mission will deliver the first set of solar arrays and batteries (PV Module P6). The first PV module will be temporarily installed on the Z1 truss section. Later, during mission 13A, it will be moved to its permanent location on the P5 truss section. STS-97 will also deliver two cooling radiators - photovoltaic (PV) Thermal Control System (TCS).
The Shuttle will spend 5-days docked to ISS which will already be staffed by the first station crew (Expedition 1). Two spacewalks will be performed to complete the installation and unfurling of the solar arrays. The S-band communications system will also be activated to provide voice communication and telemetry.
Cargo Manifest. Note: [numbers] = ISS SE (Subelement) numbers.