|STS-115 Mission Journal|
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|Mission:||International Space Station Assembly Mission 12A|
|Primary Payload:||ISS P3/P4 Truss|
|Crew:||6 (5 US, 1 Canadian)|
|Launch Date:||Saturday, 9 Sep 2006|
|Launch Time:||11:14AM EDT (1514 GMT)|
|Launch Window:||10 minutes|
Kennedy Space Center,
11 Sep 2006, 6:46AM EDT
17 Sep 2006, 8:50AM EDT
21 Sep 2006, 6:21AM EDT
|Landing Facility:||Kennedy Space Center Runway 33|
|Orbital Insertion Altitude:||
122 nautical miles
|Orbit Period:||91.6 minutes (Rev 186 Deorbit)|
|Duration:||11 Days, 19 Hours, 7 Minutes|
|Flight stats:||116th Shuttle flight (27th for Atlantis)|
Mission info from NASA, CSA, and Spaceflight Now! websites
STS-115: The Crew and Mission Ahead
The STS-115 crew consists of Commander Brent W. Jett Jr., Pilot Christopher J. Ferguson and Mission Specialists Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph R. Tanner, Daniel C. Burbank and Steven G. MacLean, who represents the Canadian Space Agency.
+ Learn more about the crew
With this mission, NASA is ready to get back to building the International Space Station, marking the first time in almost four years that a space station component has been added to the orbiting outpost. That also means the shuttle program is coming up on some of the most challenging space missions ever.
+ Learn more about the mission
During their three spacewalks, crew members of Atlantis will install the P3/P4 integrated truss and a second set of solar arrays on the space station, doubling the station’s current ability to generate power from sunlight and adding 17.5 tons to its mass.
+ Learn more about the truss
+ Press Kit (PDF 3.2 Mb)
+ STS-115 Fact Sheet (122 Kb PDF)
+ STS-115 TV Schedule
+ Aug. 25 Lightning Photos
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