Status Report

Shuttle STS-118 Flight Day One Highlights / ESA TV Live / 09-08-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
August 8, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

09-Aug-07 05:00 – 05:30 GMT

Shuttle STS-118 Flight Day One Highlights


Background information on the transmission:

The shuttle Endeavour’s countdown is ticking toward a launch tonight at 22:36 GMT, with no significant technical problems and with forecasters now predicting an 80 percent chance of good weather.

The high-profile mission to the International Space Station features several spacewalks. Crew member Barbara Morgan, a 55-year-old elementary school teacher-turned-astronaut has waited 21 years for a chance to become the first teacher in Space.

Astronauts will install a 2-ton solar array spacer segment on the ISS, replace a gyroscope, install a 3.5-ton external equipment storage platform and bring fresh water and more than 2 tons of hardware and supplies to the ISS.

Flight Day One highlights provide a summary of all events on launch day, from the crew breakfast after wake-up until the end of the crew day in orbit, six hours after lift-off.

Please note that the line-up time for this SCPC feed is 5 minutes.

Please note that NASA-TV scheduling is subject to last-minute changes

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, SR=6.1113 Ms/sec, FEC=3/4

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