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Success

Space Shuttle Discovery | STS-128

Launch Time
Fri Aug 28, 2009 03:59 UTC

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery
NASA
Status: Retired
Price: $450.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 30,250 kN
Payload to LEO: 27,500 kg
Payload to GTO: 3,810 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 56.1 m

Vehicles

OV-103-37

Edwards Runway 22

Missions

STS-128

STS-128 (ISS assembly flight 17A) was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). 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.
Total Mass: 16,973 kg
Low Earth Orbit

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