NSW Health director of health protection Richard Broome said there was usually a rise in circumstances in the direction of the end of summer season when the weather cooled down and the use of airconditioning systems began to vary. Endeavour’s foremost job was delivery of the Canadian Dextre robotic manipulator (fitted to the end of the Canadarm-2 robotic arm already put in on the station) and the Japanese Kibo ELM-PS Experiment Logistics Module – Pressurized. As a result of weather problems a landing at White Sands was considered; but in the end Discovery landed safely at Kennedy Space Center, after which it was to enter a year-long overhaul cycle. On 13 March the shuttle docked with the PMA-2 port of the International House Station at 03:49 GMT. The OMS-2 burn at 02:25 GMT positioned the shuttle in a stable 225 x 250 km orbit from which rendezvous maneuvers began. Following successful completion of all cargo delivery and station assembly tasks, the crew returned to Endeavour on 18 August, undocking the next day at 11:Fifty six GMT. Eyharts was dropped off at the station, Tani, already aboard the ISS, returned to Earth on Atlantis.
Spacecraft: Atlantis. Flight delayed after the Columbia catastrophe. Payload: Atlantis F29 / Columbus. Payload: Endeavour F21 / Dextre, Kibo ELM-PS. Payload: Endeavour F20 / S5, Spacehab. The OMS-2 burn at 2313 UTC put Endeavour in a higher 229 x 317 km orbit as the ET fell back to reentry around 2346 UTC. The OMS-2 circularization burn at 20:23 GMT put it into a 215 km x 233 km chase orbit. Half an earth away from jettison of external tank ET-128, a 76 m/s OMS-2 burn at 21:40 GMT put the Shuttle in its low-altitude chase lorbit. The orbiter was placed in an preliminary fifty eight km x 220 km orbit at major engine shutdown, adjusted by the OMS-2 firing 38 minutes later to a 220 km x 233 km chase orbit. At SSME burnout Discovery was in a fifty eight km x 220 km x 51.6 deg preliminary burn. Discovery docked with the PMA-2 adapter on the Future module of the ISS at 14:Fifty two GMT on 6 July. The shuttle delivered the S3 and S4 truss segments to the starboard aspect of the International Space Station. Flight: STS-120A. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle.
Four spacewalks had been carried out, primarily to repair a damaged ISS Solar Array Rotary Joint. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-131A. STS-131 was to have flown ISS meeting mission ISS-14A. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-135A. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124, STS-124 ISS EO-17. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13, STS-124 ISS EO-17, STS-126, STS-126 ISS EO-18. It would have delivered the Japanese JEM ELM PS module and SPP to the station.. Sort: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117, STS-117 ISS EO-15, STS-117 ISS EO-15. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15, STS-118. Discovery docked on the Pirs module of the ISS on 28 July 28 at 11:18 GMT. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-137A. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114. STS-114 – . Call Sign: Discovery. Endeavour docked on the PMA-2 adapter on the Station at 18:02 GMT on 10 August; the hatches had been opened at 20:04. The 14036 kg of cargo broke down as follows: – Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System, 1800 kg – Bay 1-2: EMU 3010, 130 kg – Bay 1-2: EMU 3017, 130 kg – Bay 3: Tunnel Adapter, 112 kg – Bay 5-7: Spacehab-SM Single Module, 5480 kg: Loaded with analysis experimental gear and consumables to be left on the station.
Supplies and tools would have been delivered by way of an MPLM and Express Pallet in the cargo bay. Equipment and supplies would have been delivered to the station aboard an MPLM and Express Pallet within the cargo bay. It would have delivered the European Lab – Columbus (APM) to the station.. The Habitation module would have been delivered to the station.. The beforehand-delivered Japanese Logistics Module was transferred from Harmony to Kibo on 6 June at 20:04 GMT. Installation of the European Columbus module. Get-ahead installation work on the outside of the station. An MPLM and other station hardware would be delivered.. European astronaut Reiter was left behind to make up part of the EO-13 resident crew on the station. The station arm then related to the P3/P4 truss to the station’s P1 truss at 07:27 on 12 September. At the Shuttle RMS robot arm connected to the enormous P3/P4 truss in the payload pay and handed it off to the Station’s robot arm between 14:52 and 15:03 GMT the same day.