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NASA Space Shuttle STS-115 Press Kit

NASA Space Shuttle STS-115 Press Kit

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NASA press kit for the STS-115 Space Shuttle mission. Published by NASA in 2006.
NASA press kit for the STS-115 Space Shuttle mission. Published by NASA in 2006.

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STS-121 Press Kit
 
 
 August 2006 CONTENTS i 
CONTENTS
Section
 
Page
 
STS-115 MISSION OVERVIEW: SPACE STATION ASSEMBLY RESUMES................................ 1
 
STS-115 TIMELINE OVERVIEW ............................................................................................... 10
 
MISSION PRIORITIES............................................................................................................. 12
 
LAUNCH AND LANDING ........................................................................................................... 14
 
LAUNCH............................................................................................................................................... 14
 
 ABORT-TO-ORBIT (ATO)...................................................................................................................... 14
 
TRANSATLANTIC ABORT LANDING (TAL) ............................................................................................. 14
 
RETURN-TO-LAUNCH-SITE (RTLS)....................................................................................................... 14
 
 ABORT ONCE AROUND (AOA)............................................................................................................... 14
 
LANDING ............................................................................................................................................. 14
 
MISSION PROFILE................................................................................................................... 15
 
STS-115 ATLANTIS CREW ...................................................................................................... 16
 
MISSION PERSONNEL ............................................................................................................. 21
 
RENDEZVOUS AND DOCKING .................................................................................................. 22
 
UNDOCKING, SEPARATION AND DEPARTURE ....................................................................................... 25
 
SPACEWALKS ......................................................................................................................... 26
 
PAYLOAD OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................. 32
 
EXPERIMENTS......................................................................................................................... 51
 
SHUTTLE REFERENCE DATA .................................................................................................... 54
 
 ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS ......................................................................................... 67
 
MEDIA ASSISTANCE ............................................................................................................... 82
 
PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACTS .................................................................................................. 83
 
 
 
 August 2006 MISSION OVERVIEW 1 
STS-115 MISSION OVERVIEW:SPACE STATION ASSEMBLY RESUMES
Configuration
 
of
 
the
 
International
 
Space
 
Station
 
at
 
the
 
completion
 
of
 
STS
115
 
For
 
the
 
first
 
time
 
since
 
late
 
2002,
 
assembly
 
of
 
the
 
International
 
Space
 
Station
 
(ISS)
 
will
 
resume
 
on
 
the
 
STS
115
 
mission.
 
Six
 
astronauts
 
will
 
 be
 
launched
 
on
 
the
 
Space
 
Shuttle
 
Atlantis
 
on
 
the
 
116
th
 
shuttle
 
mission
 
and
 
the
 
27
th
 
flight
 
of
 
Atlantis
 
to
 
deliver
 
and
 
install
 
the
 
17
and
a
half
 
ton
 
P3
 
/
 
P4
 
truss
 
segment
 
to
 
the
 
port
 
side
 
of
 
the
 
integrated
 
truss
 
system
 
of
 
the
 
orbital
 
outpost.
 
The
 
truss,
 
part
 
of
 
the
 
station’s
 
girder
like
 
 backbone,
 
includes
 
a
 
new
 
set
 
of
 
photovoltaic
 
solar
 
arrays.
 
When
 
unfurled
 
to
 
their
 
full
 
length
 
of
 
240
 
feet,
 
the
 
arrays
 
will
 
provide
 
additional
 
power
 
for
 
the
 
station
 
in
 
preparation
 
for
 
the
 
delivery
 
of
 
international
 
science
 
modules
 
over
 
the
 
next
 
two
 
years.
 
Each
 
of
 
the
 
82
 
active
 
array
 
 blankets
 
that
 
are
 
grouped
 
into
 
31
and
a
half
 
“bays”
 
contain
 
16,400
 
individual
 
silicon
 
photovoltaic
 
cells
 
to
 
convert
 
sunlight
 
into
 
electricity.
 
The
 
truss
 
also
 
contains
 
a
 
device
 
called
 
the
 
Solar
 
Alpha
 
Rotary
 
 Joint
 
(SARJ),
 
which
 
will
 
rotate
 
360
 
degrees
 
either
 
clockwise
 
or
 
counterclockwise
 
to
 
position
 
the
 
P4
 
and
 
P6
 
solar
 
arrays
 
to
 
track
 
the
 
sun
 
for
 
electrical
 
power
 
generation.

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