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STS 128

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2009-045A

Description

STS 128 is an American shuttle craft carrying seven astronauts launched from Cape Canaveral on 29 August 2009 at 03:59 UT. The craft docked with the International Space Station at 00:54 UT on 31 August 2009. The shuttle carried the Leonardo Multi Purpose Logistics Module which, when temporarily attached to the station, enabled transfer of 6,894 kg of supplies and scientific equipment. During three spacewalks, astronauts will replace an ammonia coolant storage tank, retrieve experiments mounted on the exterior of the European Columbus module, and prepare the station for the next module expected to arrive with STS 130 in early 2010. The shuttle also delivered a new crew member to the ISS and will return another to Earth. The STS 128 mission will conclude with a landing expected on 10 September 2009.

Alternate Names

  • 35811
  • STS128
  • 2009-045A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-08-29
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown United States

Disciplines

  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair
  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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