Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-128

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-128

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Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

STS-128 (ISS assembly flight 17A) was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that launched on 28 August 2009. Space Shuttle Discovery carried the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo as its primary payload. Leonardo contained a collection of experiments for studying the physics and chemistry of microgravity. Three spacewalks were carried out during the mission, which removed and replaced a materials processing experiment outside ESA's Columbus module, and returned an empty ammonia tank assembly.

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United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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Space Shuttle Discovery


Serial OV-103

Launch Crew Count 7

Status Retired

Landing Time N/A


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Crew

Patrick G. Forrester

Mission Specialist

Christer Fuglesang

Mission Specialist

Frederick W. Sturckow

Commander

John D. Olivas

Mission Specialist

Kevin A. Ford

Pilot

José Hernández

Mission Specialist

Nicole Stott

Mission Specialist

Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103


Height 38.10 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 28200 kN

Diameter 8.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 24400 kg

Liftoff Mass 2040 Tonnes


Launch Success 38

Consecutive Success 38

Maiden Flight 1984-08-30

Launch Failures 0


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