STS-122 Mission Journal  

STS-122 Mission Overview

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Atlantis' crew. NASA IMAGE NO: STS122-S-002
Atlantis Returns From Space Station
STS-122 mission patch. NASA PHOTO NO: STS122-S-001A
LEFT: STS-122 crew portrait.
RIGHT: STS-122 Mission Patch. 

Mission Journal Updates

STS-122 Updated Flight Facts

Mission:   International Space Station Flight 1E
Orbiter: Atlantis (OV-104)
Primary Payload: ISS Columbus Module
Secondary Payload: EuTEF, SOLAR, etc.
Crew: 7 (5 US, 1 German) + 1 French - ISS Up/1 US - ISS Down
Launch Date: Thursday, 07 Feb 2008
Launch Time: 2:47PM EST (1947 GMT)
Launch Window: 10 minutes
Launch Facility: Kennedy Space Center, Pad 39A
Docking: 9 Feb 2008, 12:24PM EST (FD-3)
EVAs: 3 Spacewalks
Undocking: 18 Feb 2008, 4:24AM EST (FD-12)
Landing Date: 20 Feb 2008 (FD-14)
Landing Time: 9:07AM EST (1407 GMT)
Landing Facility: Kennedy Space Center (Runway 15)
Orbital Insertion Altitude: 122 nautical miles (226 kilometers)
Orbit Inclination: 51.60°
Orbit Period: 91.6 minutes (202 Orbits)
Duration: 12 days, 18:21:44
Flight Stats: 121st Shuttle flight (29th for Atlantis)
Launch On Need: STS-323 (Endeavour)

Mission info from NASA, ESA, and Spaceflight Now! websites


Columbus mission logo, courtesy of ESAA veteran space flier, Navy Cmdr. Stephen N. Frick, will command the STS-122 shuttle mission to deliver the European Space Agency's Columbus Laboratory to the International Space Station. Navy Cmdr. Alan G. Poindexter will serve as pilot. Mission specialists include Air Force Col. Rex J. Walheim, Stanley G. Love, Leland D. Melvin and European Space Agency astronaut Hans Schlegel. Poindexter, Love and Melvin will be making their first spaceflight.

Expedition 16's Dan Tani (left) will return to Earth aboard Atlantis. NASA PHOTO NO: ISS016-S-002CExpedition 16 Flight Engineer Daniel Tani, who is set to fly to the space station on the STS-120 mission, will return home with the STS-122 crew. STS-122 will deliver European Space Agency astronaut Léopold Eyharts to the complex.

STS-122 is the 24th shuttle mission to the International Space Station.

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