Status Report

Launch of Shuttle Mission STS-115 / ESA TV Live / 27-08-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
August 25, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

27-Aug-06 20:15 – 20:45 GMT

Launch of Shuttle Mission STS-115


Background information on the transmission:

The countdown is ticking for Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-115, which is due to lift off on Sunday 27 August on a mission to deliver and install the second of four sets of power-generating solar arrays that will power laboratories, living quarters and all other ISS systems.

Atlantis, making its 27th flight, will kick off a four-year marathon aimed at completing construction of the International Space Station by 2010.

The successful return on 4 July of Shuttle Discovery from the second post-Columbia flight cleared the way for the resumption of ISS assembly.

Atlantis and its six astronauts are set to lift off at 20:30 GMT the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and to land again at KSC on 7 September at approx 16:00 GMT.

ESA TV will provide extensive mission coverage – beginning with live coverage of the launch on. The schedule of ESA TV STS-115 transmissions 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 C (SCPC) horizontal, F=12.643 MHz MHz, SR=6.1113 Ms/sec, FEC=3/4

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