[sarex] EXP 13 LATEST STATUS
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Sun Sep 10 13:33:49 PDT 2006
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
The Expedition 13 crew is awaiting the arrival of Space Shuttle Atlantis
and the STS-115 astronauts. Atlantis began STS-115 when it launched from
Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at 11:15 a.m. EDT Saturday. After a two-day
chase, Atlantis is scheduled to dock with the station at 6:46 a.m. Monday.
STS-115 will resume the on-orbit construction of the station with the
delivery of the P3/4 truss and a new set of solar arrays. After the
truss is attached to the station, the STS-115 crew will conduct three
spacewalks to outfit the truss and to prepare the arrays for operation.
The solar arrays are slated to be unfurled on flight day 6. This is the
first station construction mission since STS-113 in late 2002.
In addition to the work outside the station, the STS-115 and Expedition
13 crews will conduct joint operations and transfer cargo between
Atlantis and the station. Atlantis is slated to undock from the station
on Sept. 17. STS-115 will be the 19th shuttle mission to visit the
When Atlantis launched, the station was orbiting the Earth at 50 degrees
north latitude and 31 degrees west longitude, between Greenland and
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