Status Report

Launch of Shuttle Mission STS-115 / ESA TV Live / 06-09-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
September 5, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

06-Sep-06 16:15 – 16:45 GMT

Launch of Shuttle Mission STS-115


Background information on the transmission:

The countdown is ticking for Space Shuttle Atlantis for lift off tomorrow on mission STS-115 to deliver the second of four sets of power-generating solar arrays that will power laboratories, living quarters and all other ISS systems.

Atlantis and its six astronauts are set to lift off at 16:29 GMT from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and to land again at KSC on 17 September at approx 11:59 GMT.

NASA managers today agreed to make three consecutive attempts to get the Shuttle off the ground if bad weather or technical problems prevent a launch on Wednesday.

The forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of good weather Wednesday, decreasing to 70 percent on Thursday and Friday.

If Atlantis is not launched by Friday, the flight will most probably ahve to be delayed to late October.

ESA TV will provide extensive mission coverage – beginning with live coverage of the launch. The detailed schedule will be posted after lift-off.

The line-up time for this SCPC feed is 5 minutes.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat Atlantic Bird at 12.5 degrees West

Transponder F5, channel D (SCPC) horizontal, F=12.652 MHz MHz, SR=6.1113 Ms/sec, FEC=3/4

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