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  • STS-115 - Space Shuttle Atlantis



    STS115-S-002 (8 November 2002) --- These six astronauts take a break from training to pose for
    the STS-115 crew portrait. Astronauts Brent W. Jett, Jr. (right) and Christopher J. Ferguson,
    commander and pilot, respectively, flank the mission insignia. The mission specialists are,
    from left to right, astronaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph R. (Joe) Tanner,
    Daniel C. Burbank, and Steven G. MacLean, who represents the Canadian Space Agency.



    STS-115

    Mission: International Space Station Assembly Flight 12A
    Nutzlast: Trägerstruktur P3/P4
    Shuttle: Atlantis OV-104
    Startrampe: ?
    Start: nicht vor April/Mai 2006
    Missionsdauer: ~10 Tage
    Bahnhöhe: ?
    Bahnneigung: 51.6°

    Shuttle-Flug: Nr. 116
    Atlantis-Flug: Nr. 27
    Shuttle-ISS-Flug: Nr. 19

    1. Lieferung des zweiten Backbord-Trägersegments, den P3/P4-Träger. Dieser wird an dem ersten Backbord-Träger P1 installiert.
    2. Die Solarpanele 2A und 4A werden entfaltet.
    3. Aktivierung des Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ).
    4. Entfalten des P4-Radiators.



    Die Crew

    Mission Commander: Brent Jett (3. Raumflug)
    Mission Pilot: Christopher Ferguson (1. Raumflug)
    Mission Specialist: Joseph Tanner (3. Raumflug)
    Mission Specialist: Daniel Burbank (1. Raumflug)
    Mission Specialist: Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (1. Raumflug)
    Mission Specialist: Steven MacLean (CSA) (2. Raumflug)



    Credit: NASA



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    Zuletzt geändert von STS-Chris; 20.08.2005, 10:03.

  • #2
    STS-115 Image Gallery

    The Mission Patch


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    The following images are linked to low resolution photos!
    For high resolution please go to STS-115 Shuttle Mission Imagery



    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston


    May 22, 2002

    JSC2002-E-21257 (22 May 2002)

    JSC2002-E-21258 (22 May 2002)

    JSC2002-E-21259 (22 May 2002)


    September 6, 2002


    JSC2002-E-37417 (6 September 2002)
    Astronaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-115 mission specialist, attired in a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) space suit, is about to begin a training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center (JSC).


    JSC2002-E-37419 (6 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-37422 (6 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-37424 (6 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-37426 (6 September 2002)


    September 26, 2002

    JSC2002-E-39731 (26 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-39735 (26 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-39736 (26 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-39737 (26 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-39739 (26 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-39744 (26 September 2002)

    JSC2002-E-39745 (26 September 2002)


    October 21, 2002

    JSC2002-01914 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01915 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01917 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01919 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01923 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01927 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01931 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01933 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01938 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01943 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01945 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01955 (21 October 2002)

    JSC2002-01964 (21 October 2002)


    October 31, 2002

    JSC2002-E-44123 (31 October 2002)

    JSC2002-E-44130 (31 October 2002)


    December 3, 2002

    JSC2002-02111 (3 December 2002)

    JSC2002-02113 (3 December 2002)

    JSC2002-02114 (3 December 2002)

    JSC2002-02118 (3 December 2002)

    JSC2002-02121 (3 December 2002)

    JSC2002-02124 (3 December 2002)



    JSC2002-02126 (3 December 2002)
    Members of the STS-115 crew are briefed by United Space Alliance (USA) crew trainer David Pogue (standing) during an emergency egress training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). From the left are astronauts Christopher J. Ferguson, Brent W. Jett, Jr., pilot and mission commander, respectively; Daniel C. Burbank, Joseph R. (Joe) Tanner, Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, and Steven G. MacLean, all mission specialists. The crew is wearing training versions of the shuttle launch and entry suit. MacLean represents the Canadian Space Agency.


    JSC2002-02132 (3 December 2002)

    JSC2002-02134 (3 December 2002)

    JSC2002-02137 (3 December 2002)


    December 16, 2002


    JSC2002-E-51045 (16 December 2002)
    The STS-115 crewmembers participate in a training session in the virtual reality lab at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). This type of computer interface paired with virtual reality training hardware and software helps to prepare the entire team for dealing with shuttle and station elements. Crewmembers pictured are astronauts Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph R. (Joe) Tanner, Daniel C. Burbank, mission specialists. Several unidentified trainers are also pictured.


    JSC2002-E-51049 (16 December 2002)

    JSC2002-E-51051 (16 December 2002)

    JSC2002-E-51054 (16 December 2002)




    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Cape Canaveral

    For high resolution images: KSC Multimedia Gallery (Search for "STS-115")


    January 13, 2003

    KSC-03PD-0185 (01/13/2003)



    KSC-03PD-0186 (01/13/2003)
    STS-115 Mission Specialist Joseph Tanner (center) works a piece of equipment during Crew Equipment Interface Test activities in the Space Station Processing Facility. On the right is Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper. The mission will deliver the second port truss segment, the P3/P4 Truss, to attach to the first port truss segment, the P1 Truss, as well as deploy solar array set 2A and 4A. Launch on Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for May 23, 2003.


    KSC-03PD-0187 (01/13/2003)

    KSC-03PD-0188 (01/13/2003)

    KSC-03PD-0189 (01/13/2003)

    KSC-03PD-0190 (01/13/2003)

    KSC-03PD-0191 (01/13/2003)


    July 18, 2003

    KSC-03PD-2132 (07/18/2003)


    March 31, 2005

    KSC-05PD-0528 (03/31/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0529 (03/31/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0530 (03/31/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0531 (03/31/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0532 (03/31/2005)


    April 1, 2005

    KSC-05PD-0545 (04/01/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0546 (04/01/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0547 (04/01/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0548 (04/01/2005)


    May 12, 2005


    KSC-05PD-0991 (05/12/2005)
    In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the P3/P4 Truss is prepared to be rotated to the upper deck position in preparation for installation of the upper deck solar array wing. The truss is scheduled to launch on mission 12A, STS-115, to the International Space Station. The wing was removed to replace aging flight batteries. New batteries are being installed to ensure that the batteries do not exceed their lifetime expectancy prior to their planned logistics resupply on-orbit. The new batteries have a lifetime expectancy of approximately 7 years.


    KSC-05PD-0992 (05/12/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0993 (05/12/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0994 (05/12/2005)

    KSC-05PD-0995 (05/12/2005)




    KSC-05PD-0996 (05/12/2005)
    In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the P3/P4 Truss has been rotated to the upper deck position in preparation for installation of the upper deck solar array wing. The truss is scheduled to launch on mission 12A, STS-115, to the International Space Station. The wing was removed to replace aging flight batteries. New batteries are being installed to ensure that the batteries do not exceed their lifetime expectancy prior to their planned logistics resupply on-orbit. The new batteries have a lifetime expectancy of approximately 7 years.



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    • #3
      STS-115 Image Gallery


      KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Cape Canaveral

      For high resolution images: KSC Multimedia Gallery (Search for "STS-115")


      September 2, 2005

      KSC-05PD-2042 (09/02/2005)



      KSC-05PD-2043 (09/02/2005)
      In the Vehicle Assembly Building, Space Shuttle Atlantis is lifted from its External Tank/Solid Rocket Booster stack. The orbiter will be lowered into the transfer aisle and rolled back to Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) bay 1. Once in the OPF, processing will begin for mission STS-115, the 19th flight to the International Space Station. The tank, ET-120, is the first redesigned ET to arrive at KSC and will undergo further testing before Return to Flight mission STS-121 next year.


      KSC-05PD-2044 (09/02/2005)

      KSC-05PD-2045 (09/02/2005)

      KSC-05PD-2046 (09/02/2005)

      KSC-05PD-2047 (09/02/2005)



      KSC-05PD-2048 (09/02/2005)
      In the Vehicle Assembly Building, Space Shuttle Atlantis is lowered into the transfer aisle after being demated from its External Tank/Solid Rocket Booster stack.


      KSC-05PD-2049 (09/02/2005)



      KSC-05PD-2050 (09/02/2005)
      In the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Space Shuttle Atlantis is positioned horizontally as it is lowered into the transfer aisle. The vehicle was just demated from its External Tank/Solid Rocket Booster stack in one of the VAB's high bays.


      KSC-05PD-2051 (09/02/2005)

      KSC-05PD-2052 (09/02/2005)

      KSC-05PD-2053 (09/02/2005)



      KSC-05PD-2054 (09/02/2005)
      In the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Space Shuttle Atlantis rests on its landing gear on the floor of the transfer aisle.



      September 6, 2005

      KSC-05PD-2120 (09/06/2005)

      KSC-05PD-2121 (09/06/2005)



      KSC-05PD-2122 (09/06/2005)
      Atlantis rolls into NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, where processing will begin for mission STS-115, the 19th flight to the International Space Station. Originally designated for mission STS-121, Atlantis has been swapped with the orbiter Discovery for that flight.



      KSC-05PD-2123 (09/06/2005)

      KSC-05PD-2124 (09/06/2005)



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      • #4
        STS-115 Image Gallery


        STS-115 (engl. Space Transportation System) ist die
        Bezeichnung für einen geplanten Flug des US-amerikanischen
        Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-104) der NASA.

        Der Starttermin ist noch unbekannt.




        Space Shuttle Status - January 26, 2006





        KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Cape Canaveral

        For high resolution images: KSC Multimedia Gallery (Search for "STS-115" or "Atlantis")


        November 7, 2005


        KSC-05PD-2463 (11/07/2005)
        In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 at NASA Kennedy Space Center, a crane is lowered toward the remote manipulator system boom in Atlantis’ payload bay. The boom is being removed from Atlantis and will be temporarily stored. The RMS includes the electromechanical arm that maneuvers a payload from the payload bay of the orbiter to its deployment position and then releases it. It can also grapple a free-flying payload, maneuver it to the payload bay of the orbiter and berth it in the orbiter. The RMS arm is 50 feet 3 inches long and 15 inches in diameter. It weighs 905 pounds, and the total system weighs 994 pounds. The RMS has six joints that correspond roughly to the joints of the human arm, with shoulder yaw and pitch joints; an elbow pitch joint; and wrist pitch, yaw and roll joints. The end effector is the unit at the end of the wrist that actually grabs, or grapples, the payload.

        KSC-05PD-2464 (11/07/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2465 (11/07/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2466 (11/07/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2467 (11/07/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2468 (11/07/2005)


        November 30, 2005


        KSC-05PD-2536 (11/30/2005)
        The Forward Reaction Control System (FRCS) of space shuttle Atlantis sits in the transfer aisle of Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 in anticipation of being installed. The FRCS provides the thrust for attitude (rotational) maneuvers (pitch, yaw and roll) and for small velocity changes along the orbiter axis (translation maneuvers). Processing of Atlantis is under way for mission STS-115, the 19th flight to the International Space Station.

        KSC-05PD-2537 (11/30/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2538 (11/30/2005)


        December 1, 2005

        KSC-05PD-2544 (12/01/2005)


        KSC-05PD-2545 (12/01/2005)
        In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, technicians work on the Forward Reaction Control System (FRCS) of space shuttle Atlantis as it sits in the transfer aisle prior to installation. The FRCS provides the thrust for attitude (rotational) maneuvers (pitch, yaw and roll) and for small velocity changes along the orbiter axis (translation maneuvers).

        KSC-05PD-2546 (12/01/2005)


        December 6, 2005

        KSC-05PD-2566 (12/06/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2567 (12/06/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2568 (12/06/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2569 (12/06/2005)


        December 7, 2005


        KSC-05PD-2570 (12/07/2005)
        In NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, workers are installing the forward reaction control system on Atlantis. The control system fits just behind the nose cone and provides the thrust for attitude (rotational) maneuvers (pitch, yaw and roll) and for small velocity changes along the orbiter axis (translation maneuvers).

        KSC-05PD-2571 (12/07/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2572 (12/07/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2573 (12/07/2005)

        KSC-05PD-2574 (12/07/2005)


        December 10, 2005

        KSC-06PD-0010 (01/10/2006)


        KSC-06PD-0015 (01/10/2006)
        In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA Kennedy Space Center, engineers finish attaching the remote manipulator system, or boom, in Atlantis’ payload bay. Atlantis is the designated orbiter for mission STS-115, the 19th assembly flight to the International Space Station. The payload includes the P3/P4 solar arrays. The launch planning window has not been determined yet for STS-115.




        Video File: Space Shuttle Status Report


        January 16, 2006

        KSC-06-S-00001 (01/16/2006)
        NASA rings in the new year by taking steps toward returning the space shuttle fleet to flight.



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        • #5
          Atlantis wird 2008 ausgemustert

          Das Space Shuttle Atlantis soll 2008 ausgemustert werden. Nach ursprünglichem Plan wäre das shuttle 2008 für eine Generalüberholung angestanden, die ca. 1-2 Jahre dauert (im Moment befindet sich gerade die Endeavor in der Endphase). Da die Shuttles aber nur noch bis 2010 in Betrieb bleiben sollen, würde sich diese Überholung nicht mehr rentieren. Die dann noch bleibenden Flüge können alleine mit verbleibenden Shuttles bewältigt werden. Die Atlantis wird bis zu ihrer Ausmusterung wohl noch auf 5 Flüge kommen, wenn alles nach Plan verläuft.

          Irgendwie schade, wenn es so langsam Abscied zu nehmen gilt von den Shuttles
          Für meine Königin, die so reich wäre, wenn es sie nicht gäbe ;)
          endars Katze sagt: “nur geradeaus” Rover Over
          Klickt für Bananen!
          Der süßeste Mensch der Welt terra.planeten.ch

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          • #6
            Ja es ist schon irgendwie ein merkwürdiges Gefühl. Die Space Shuttles flogen bereits 2 Jahre vor meiner Geburt und nun soll in knapp 5 Jahren Schluss sein. Allerdings bin ich auch froh, wenn die verbliebenen Raumfähren überhaupt bis 2010 noch ihre Flüge erfolgreich absolvieren können. Mit viel Pech könnte das Ende aller Raumfähren schon viel früher kommen, aber daran wollen wir jetzt lieber nicht denken.

            Jedenfalls, wenn dann die Atlantis 2008 ausgemustert wird, dann werde ich sie in einem entsprechenden "Atlantis Special" verabschieden.

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            • #7
              Na darauf bin ich dann schon gespannt

              Aber daran, was noch alles passieren könnte möchte ich lieber gar nicht denken. Wenns ectrem dumm käme, könnte der letzte Flug gar schon gewesen sein, aber wenn der nächste Start wieder so problematisch wird, dann könnte das der letzte sein.
              Für meine Königin, die so reich wäre, wenn es sie nicht gäbe ;)
              endars Katze sagt: “nur geradeaus” Rover Over
              Klickt für Bananen!
              Der süßeste Mensch der Welt terra.planeten.ch

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              • #8
                STS-115 Image Gallery



                STS115-S-001 - high res - low res
                This is the STS-115 insignia. This mission continues the assembly of the
                International Space Station (ISS) with the installation of the truss
                segments P3 and P4. Following the installation of the segments utilizing
                both the shuttle and the station robotic arms, a series of four space walks
                will complete the final connections and prepare for the deployment of the
                station’s second set of solar arrays. To reflect the primary mission of the
                flight, the patch depicts a solar panel as the main element. As the Space
                Shuttle Endeavour launches towards the ISS, its trail depicts the symbol
                of the Astronaut Office. The starburst, representing the power of the sun,
                rises over the Earth and shines on the solar panel. The shuttle flight
                number 115 is shown at the bottom of the patch, along with the ISS
                assembly designation 12A (the 12th American assembly mission). The
                blue Earth in the background reminds us of the importance of space
                exploration and research to all of Earth’s inhabitants.



                Station configuration at 12A after P3/P4 Solar array installation (GIF-animation)





                KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Cape Canaveral

                For high resolution images: KSC Multimedia Gallery
                (Search for "STS-115", "Atlantis" or the image number)








                April 3, 2006



                KSC-06PD-0565 (04/03/2006)
                In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the
                orbiter boom sensor system is lifted off a transporter. The boom will be
                installed in Atlantis' payload bay. The 50-foot-long boom attaches to the
                shuttle arm and is one of the new safety measures added prior to Return
                to Flight last year. It equips the orbiter with cameras and laser systems to
                inspect the shuttle's heat shield while in space. Photo credit: NASA/Jim
                Grossmann



                KSC-06PD-0566 (04/03/2006)
                In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the
                orbiter boom sensor system is lowered into Atlantis' payload bay for
                installation. The 50-foot-long boom attaches to the shuttle arm and is one
                of the new safety measures added prior to Return to Flight last year. It
                equips the orbiter with cameras and laser systems to inspect the shuttle's
                heat shield while in space. Atlantis is scheduled to launch on mission
                STS-115 no earlier than Aug. 28. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann


                KSC-06PD-0567 (04/03/2006)

                KSC-06PD-0568 (04/03/2006)



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                • #9
                  Wow, wenn diese Mission klappt, wächst die ISS ganz schön.
                  Ich hoffe der August-Starttermin kann gehalten werden.
                  'To infinity and beyond!'

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                  • #10
                    Nächste Ereignisse:

                    Dienstag, 25. Juli 2006
                    Überführung der Atlantis zum VAB


                    Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2006
                    Überführung der Nutzlast zur Startrampe 39-B


                    Dienstag, 1. August 2006
                    Überführung der Atlantis zur Startrampe 39-B





                    STS-115 Image Gallery


                    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Cape Canaveral

                    For high resolution images: KSC Multimedia Gallery
                    (Search for "STS-115", "Atlantis" or the image number)



                    June 2, 2006



                    KSC-06PD-0989 (06/02/2006)
                    In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, a
                    crane lifts a solid rocket booster segment off its transporter. The segment
                    is being lifted up into high bay 3 and will be placed on mobile launcher
                    platform No. 2 for use on mission STS-115. The mission will deliver a
                    truss and other key components to the International Space Station.
                    Launch is currently scheduled for late August.
                    Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser



                    KSC-06PD-0990 (06/02/2006)



                    KSC-06PD-0993 (06/02/2006)



                    KSC-06PD-0994 (06/02/2006)
                    In high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space
                    Center, a solid rocket booster segment is placed on mobile launcher
                    platform No. 2 for use on mission STS-115. The mission will deliver a
                    truss and other key components to the International Space Station.
                    Launch is currently scheduled for late August.
                    Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser


                    June 6, 2006



                    KSC-06PD-1009 (06/06/2006)
                    In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, workers are installing a new
                    window in Atlantis. The orbiter is being processed for launch in late August
                    on mission STS-115. It will carry a truss and other key components on the
                    Space Shuttle Program's 19th mission to the International Space Station.
                    Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton


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                    • #11
                      Nächste Ereignisse:

                      Dienstag, 25. Juli 2006
                      Überführung der Atlantis zum VAB


                      Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2006
                      Überführung der Nutzlast zur Startrampe 39-B


                      Dienstag, 1. August 2006
                      Überführung der Atlantis zur Startrampe 39-B





                      STS-115 Image Gallery


                      KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Cape Canaveral

                      For high resolution images: KSC Multimedia Gallery
                      (Search for "STS-115", "Atlantis" or the image number)



                      June 9, 2006



                      KSC-06PD-1018 (06/09/2006)
                      Tug boats maneuver the Pegasus barge next to the dock in the turn basin
                      at the Launch Complex 39 Area. The barge holds the redesigned external
                      fuel tank, designated ET-118, that will launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on the
                      next shuttle mission, STS-115. The tank was shipped from the Michoud
                      Assembly Facility in New Orleans.



                      KSC-06PD-1022 (06/09/2006)
                      The redesigned external fuel tank, designated ET-118, that will launch
                      Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-115 is offloaded from the Pegasus
                      barge that carried it from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.



                      KSC-06PD-1024 (06/09/2006)
                      The redesigned external fuel tank, designated ET-118, turns the corner
                      toward the Vehicle Assembly Building, seen at right. The tank, which
                      arrived at KSC aboard the Pegasus barge after a journey from the
                      Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, will be moved into the VAB and
                      lifted into a checkout cell for further work.


                      June 10, 2006



                      KSC-06PD-1029 (06/10/2006)
                      In the transfer aisle of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, the redesigned
                      external fuel tank that will launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on the next
                      shuttle mission, STS-115, is lifted off its transporter and will be raised to a
                      vertical position.



                      KSC-06PD-1036 (06/10/2006)
                      In NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, the suspended external fuel tank
                      that will launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on the next shuttle mission,
                      STS-115, is moved toward the checkout cell where it will undergo further
                      work. Designated ET-118, the tank will fly with many major safety
                      changes, including the removal of the protuberance air load ramps.


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                      • #12
                        Nächste Ereignisse:

                        Dienstag, 25. Juli 2006
                        Überführung der Atlantis zum VAB


                        Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2006
                        Überführung der Nutzlast zur Startrampe 39-B


                        Dienstag, 1. August 2006
                        Überführung der Atlantis zur Startrampe 39-B





                        STS-115 Image Gallery


                        KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Cape Canaveral

                        For high resolution images: KSC Multimedia Gallery
                        (Search for "STS-115", "Atlantis" or the image number)



                        June 23, 2006



                        KSC-06PD-1187 (06/23/2006)
                        In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-115 crew members examine tiles
                        on the orbiter Atlantis, the designated launch vehicle for their mission.
                        From left are Pilot Christopher Ferguson and Commander Brent Jett. The
                        crew is at the center for Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, which
                        involves equipment familiarization, a routine part of astronaut training and
                        launch preparations. The mission will deliver the second port truss
                        segment, the P3/P4 Truss, to attach to the first port truss segment, the P1
                        Truss, as well as deploy solar array set 2A and 4A. Launch on Space
                        Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for late August.
                        Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett



                        KSC-06PD-1190 (06/23/2006)
                        In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-115 crew members examine tiles
                        on the orbiter Atlantis, the designated launch vehicle for their mission.
                        From left are Mission Specialists Joseph Tanner, Daniel Burbank and
                        Steven MacLean, who represents the Canadian Space Agency.
                        Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett



                        KSC-06PD-1192 (06/23/2006)
                        In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-115 crew members examine the
                        edge of the wing on the orbiter Atlantis, the designated launch vehicle for
                        their mission. From left are Mission Specialists Steven MacLean, who
                        represents the Canadian Space Agency, and Joseph Tanner.
                        Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett



                        KSC-06PD-1194 (06/23/2006)
                        In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-115 Mission Specialist Joseph
                        Tanner takes a closer look at the orbiter Atlantis, the designated launch
                        vehicle for the mission.. Looking on (from left) are Mission Specialists
                        Daniel Burbank, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Steven MacLean, who
                        represents the Canadian Space Agency.
                        Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett



                        KSC-06PD-1197 (06/23/2006)
                        In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-115 Mission Specialist Joseph
                        Tanner practices using a camera that is a mockup of one the crew will use
                        to take photographs on-orbit. With him are Mission Specialists Steven
                        MacLean, who represents the Canadian Space Agency, and Heidemarie
                        Stefanyshyn-Piper. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett


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                        • #13
                          STS-115 Atlantis


                          STS-115: Launch of Atlantis on August 28, 2006


                          For readers looking ahead to Atlantis' launch on mission STS-115,
                          here's the latest processing schedule (some dates under review and
                          subject to change):


                          DATE ........ EVENT


                          07/17/06 ... Discovery lands (STS-121)
                          07/25/06 ... Atlantis rollover to Vehicle Assembly Building (may change)
                          07/27/06 ... Payload to launch pad (may change)

                          08/04/06 ... Shuttle stack rollout to launch pad (may move up a few days)
                          08/07/06 ... Crew flies to Kennedy Space Center
                          08/08/06 ... Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test begins
                          08/09/06 ... Astronaut Q & A at launch pad
                          08/10/08 ... TCDT ends with dress-rehearsal countdown
                          08/11/06 ... Pre-flight briefings at the Johnson Space Center
                          08/15/06 ... Flight readiness review begins
                          08/16/06 ... FRR ends; official launch date announced
                          08/25/06 ... Countdown begins
                          08/28/06 ... Launch (current estimate: 4:04 p.m. EDT)
                          09/13/06 ... Shuttle launch window closes

                          "The assembly sequence is set to proceed fast and furious here," Phil
                          Engelauf, chief of NASA's flight directors office, said. "We're only six to
                          seven weeks out from the next mission. The big thing on our plate now, I
                          think, is seeing how well everything worked here, we have a green flag to
                          press ahead and that's where our attention is focused."




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                          • #14
                            STS-115

                            Nächste Ereignisse:

                            Dienstag, 25. Juli 2006
                            Überführung der Atlantis zum VAB


                            Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2006
                            Überführung der Nutzlast zur Startrampe 39-B


                            Dienstag, 1. August 2006
                            Überführung der Atlantis zur Startrampe 39-B






                            Atlantis is next

                            Up next: Launch of Atlantis and six astronauts on a mission to deliver a
                            15-ton truss segment that will double as an electrical power tower.


                            If all goes well, the launch will be the last governed by post-Columbia
                            safety rules that call for liftoff to take place in daylight and at times when
                            the shuttle's tank would be jettisoned on the sunlit side of Earth.

                            The restrictions, coupled with the mid-September launch of a new station
                            crew on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, limit NASA to a launch window that
                            now extends from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7.

                            NASA Launch Director Mike Leinbach is confident the agency can get the
                            mission off the ground despite the relatively short window -- and despite
                            the potential for seasonal afternoon thunderstorms and even hurricanes at
                            that time of year.

                            "We proved on this last mission we only needed four days to launch in the
                            middle of the afternoon in July. So I wouldn't expect it to be a heck of a
                            lot different at the end of August," Leinbach said. "Give me four or five
                            days and we'll be good to go."


                            Quelle: floridatoday.com





                            Image Gallery

                            July 6, 2006


                            KSC-06PD-1510 (07/06/2006)
                            In the Vehicle Assembly Building, external tank No. 118 is lifted off its
                            transporter before being raised to vertical and into high bay 3 for mating
                            with solid rocket boosters stacked there. The tank is designated to fly on
                            mission STS-115 with Atlantis. It will fly with many major safety changes,
                            including the removal of the protuberance air load ramps. The mission will
                            deliver the second port truss segment, the P3/P4 Truss, to attach to the
                            first port truss segment, the P1 Truss, as well as deploy solar array set 2A
                            and 4A. Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for late August.
                            Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann



                            KSC-06PD-1514 (07/06/2006)
                            In the Vehicle Assembly Building, external tank No. 118 is suspended
                            vertically above the transfer aisle. The tank will be lifted into high bay 3
                            for mating with solid rocket boosters stacked there.
                            Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann


                            July 7, 2006


                            KSC-06PD-1516 (07/07/2006)
                            In high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, external tank No. 118 is
                            lowered between the twin solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher
                            platform. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann



                            KSC-06PD-1517 (07/07/2006)
                            In high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, external tank No. 118 has
                            been lowered between the twin solid rocket boosters on the mobile
                            launcher platform. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann



                            KSC-06PD-1518 (07/07/2006)
                            In high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, a United Space Alliance
                            worker attaches external tank No. 118 to one of the solid rocket boosters
                            on the mobile launcher platform. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann


                            Quelle: NASA.gov




                            NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report

                            July 17, 2006

                            Mission: STS-115 - 19th International Space Station Flight (12A)
                            - P3/P4 Solar Arrays
                            Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
                            Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1
                            Launch Date: No earlier than Aug. 28, 2006
                            Launch Pad: 39B
                            Crew: Jett, Ferguson, Tanner, Burbank, MacLean and Stefanyshyn-Piper
                            Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

                            In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, workers are making final preparations
                            for the rollover of Atlantis to the Vehicle Assembly Building, currently
                            scheduled for July 25. Forward closeouts continue and T-0 umbilical
                            disconnects are scheduled to be completed today. The T-0 umbilical is the
                            connection point for ground power to the orbiter. Final orbiter "power
                            down" for rollover is scheduled for today. Final tire pressure for flight is
                            under way. Procedures this week include orbiter jackdown, weight and
                            center-of-gravity operations, which occur prior to the vehicle's transfer to
                            the transporter. Atlantis will be placed on its transporter on Wednesday.


                            14. Juli 2006, Freitag

                            In der Halle 1 des Orbiterabfertigungswerkes sind die Mechaniker vollauf
                            mit den Vorbereitungen für die Überführung der ATLANTIS in das
                            Montagegebäude beschäftigt, die zur Zeit für die letzte Juliwoche
                            vorgesehen ist. Abschließende Arbeiten an Spaltfüllstreifen und
                            Hitzeschutzkacheln sind im Gange. Die Nutzlastbucht wurde geschlossen.
                            Die Haupttriebwerke und die Manövriertriebwerksysteme sind für die
                            Überführung hergerichtet. Die Verschlußarbeiten am Buggehäuse gehen
                            weiter. Am Montag wird ATLANTIS für die Überführung von der
                            Stromversorgung abgeklemmt.

                            In der Hochmontagehalle 3 des Montagegebäudes sind die
                            Verschlußarbeiten im Gange für die Montage des Außentanks von
                            STS-115, ET-118, zwischen die Feststoffstartraketen.


                            Quelle: NASA.gov
                            Übersetzung: space-science-journal.de




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                            Zuletzt geändert von STS-Chris; 19.07.2006, 07:43.

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                            • #15
                              In einem anderen Forum wurde mir folgende Frage gestellt und ich möchte die Antwort darauf einfach auch nochmal hier reinstellen, da sich das manche von euch vielleicht ja auch fragen.


                              Welches Shuttle steht eigentlich bereit für eine STS-300 Mission, also die Rettung aus dem All? Die Discovery ist doch sicher nicht fertig bis Ende August! Ist die Endeavour denn schon fertig mit der Generalüberholung?

                              Ich wollte eigentlich sowieso noch im ISS-Thread den aktuellen
                              Shuttle-Flugplan (Excel-Tabelle) und das Shuttle Location Log reinsetzen,
                              aber das dauert noch ne Weile.

                              Also es sieht momentan folgendermaßen aus:

                              STS-300 war eine mögliche Rettungsmission für die Discovery (STS-121),
                              die von der Atlantis ausgeführt werden sollte, wenn es nötig gewesen
                              wäre. Das war es aber ja zum Glück nicht. Die Atlantis hätte dann
                              frühestens am 17. August zu diesem Rettungsflug starten können.

                              Die Rettungsmission für die Atlantis (STS-115) wird von der Discovery
                              ausgeführt, wenn nötig. Die Endeavour ist noch nicht einsatzbereit und ihr
                              erster Flug nach dem Columbia-Unglück wird erst STS-118 im nächsten
                              Jahr sein.

                              Diese Rettungsmission für STS-115 erhielt die Nummer STS-301 und das
                              bleibt auch so. STS-301 (Discovery) kann frühestens am 11. November
                              starten. Solange müssten dann die gestrandeten Atlantis-Astronauten auf
                              der ISS bleiben.

                              Der neueste STS-Flugplan der NASA zeigt, dass sie weitere
                              Rettungsmissionen
                              für die nächsten Flüge zugewiesen hat - und auch mit
                              einem neuen Nummernsystem:

                              Für STS-116 (Discovery) soll die Atlantis als Rettungsshuttle dienen.
                              Dieser Flug trägt dann die Nummer STS-317. Diese neue
                              Nummerierungsmethode macht insofern auch mehr Sinn, weil die Atlantis
                              ja zu diesem Zeitpunkt eigentlich auf ihren zugewiesenen Flug STS-117
                              zur ISS vorbereitet wird. Also ändert sich in einem solchen Notfall nur die
                              erste Ziffer von 1 auf 3.


                              Hier mal eine Übersicht zum besseren Verständnis:

                              "LON" steht für "Launch on need" (Rettungsflug)


                              1 - August 28, 2006 - STS-115 - 12A - Atlantis - P3/P4
                              (November 11, 2006 - STS-301 - LON for STS-115 - Discovery)

                              2 - December 14, 2006 - STS-116 - 12A.1 - Discovery - P5, Spacehab-SM, ICC
                              (February 9, 2007 - STS-317 - LON for STS-116 - Atlantis]

                              3 - February 22, 2007 - STS-117 - 13A - Atlantis - S3/S4
                              (May 8, 2007 - STS-318 - LON for STS-117 - Endeavour)

                              4 - June 11, 2007 - STS-118 - 13A.1 - Endeavour - S5, Spacehab-SM, ESP3
                              (July 26, 2007 - STS-320 - LON for STS-118 - Atlantis)

                              5 - August 9, 2007 - STS-120 - 10A - Atlantis - Node 2, PDGF

                              6 - September 27, 2007 - STS-122 - 1E - Discovery - Columbus, MPESS

                              7 - November 29, 2007 - STS-123 - 1J/A - Endeavour - JEM ELM-PS, SLP-D1 with SPDM Dextre

                              8 - February 7, 2008 - STS-124 - 1J - Atlantis - JEM PM, JEM RMS

                              9 - April 11, 2008 - STS-125 - HST SM-04 - Discovery
                              (LON STS-325 or STS-199 - Single Pad - Discovery/Endeavour Lifeboat and Rescue - under consideration)

                              10 - June 19, 2008 - STS-119 - 15A - Endeavour - S6

                              11 - August 21, 2008 - STS-126 - ULF2 - Atlantis - MPLM Leonardo (last flight of OV-104)

                              12 - October 30, 2008 - STS-127 - 2J/A - Discovery - JEM EF, JEM ELM-ES, SLP-D2

                              13 - January 22, 2009 - STS-128 - 17A - Endeavour - MPLM Donatello, LMC

                              14 - April 30, 2009 - STS-129 - ULF3 - Discovery - ELC1, ELC2 (last flight of OV-103)

                              15 - July 16, 2009 - STS-130 - 19A - Endeavour - MPLM Donatello, LMC
                              (October 22, 2009 - STS-131 - ULF4/CLF - Discovery - ELC3, ELC4)

                              16 - January 21, 2010 - STS-132 - 20A - Endeavour - Node 3 with Cupola (last flight of OV-105)
                              (July 15, 2010 - STS-133 - ULF5/CLF - Endeavour - ELC5, ELC1).


                              Bitte keine Fragen zur Rettungsmission für den Hubble-Flug
                              STS-125. Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeuten soll.
                              Ich gebe euch natürlich bescheid, wenn ich dazu mehr weiß.

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