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STS 131



STS 131 was an American shuttle craft carrying seven astronauts, supplies and hardware for the International Space Station. It launched from Cape Canaveral on 05 April 2010 at 10:21 UT. The craft docked with the ISS on 07 April 2010 at 07:44 UT. The mission objectives included the transfer of approximately 7700 kg of materials and scientific hardware from the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module and performing three spacewalks to replace an ammonia coolant tank on the exterior of the ISS. The shuttle left the ISS carrying back to Earth a payload rack from the exterior of the European Columbus module and the Japanese Experiment Module SEED payload. The STS 131 mission completed with a landing at Cape Canaveral on 20 April 2010 at 13:08 UT.

Alternate Names

  • 36507
  • STS131

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-04-05
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (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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