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STS 115



STS 115 is an American Shuttle craft that was launched from Cape Canaveral at 15:15 Ut on 9 September 2006. It transported six astronauts to the International Space Station, along with a structural 17 tonne truss with two large solar panels of total length 73 m, to enable more modules to be attached. The astronauts made three space-walks to attach the truss and solar panels, and make the electrical connections with the help of the robotic arm. These exercises went well except for minor glitches such as the loss of some bolts and nuts. They also examined all exterior surfaces on the Shuttle to assure that it had not suffered any significant damage to its heat shield during the launch. The Shuttle, with all the six astronauts landed back in Cape Canaveral at 10:21 UT on 21 September, after 11 days on the ISS.

Alternate Names

  • 29391
  • STS115

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-09-09
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair
  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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