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STS 127



STS 127 is an American shuttle craft carrying seven astronauts launched from Cape Canaveral on 15 July 2009 at 22:03 UT. The shuttle docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on 17 July 2009 at 17:47 UT. The primary objective of this 16 day mission was to install the final components of the Japanese Kibo module to the ISS. During five spacewalks, astronauts installed and equipped the new component to the Kibo and replaced aging batteries and installed spare parts on the ISS. The shuttle also delivered a new crew member to the ISS and returned another to Earth. The STS 127 mission concluded with a landing at Cape Canaveral on 31 July 2009 at 14:48 UT.

Alternate Names

  • 35633
  • STS127

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-07-15
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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