Saturday, November 15, 2008

Endeavour's Timeline for Today

SLN: Up to the Minute, I'm Charles Atkeison. As the flight crew sleeps this morning following a busy launch night, we at wanted to post the latest mission timeline as of now. All times are EST:

10:55 am: Crew wakes to begin Day 2
02:15 pm: Crew uses robotic arm to survey Endeavour's tile surface.
02:45 pm: Space suits are checked out by mission specialists Piper & Bowen.

Today will be spent setting up the orbiter for Sunday afternoon's rendezvous and docking with the international space station. Docking set for 5:13 pm tomorrow followed by station hatch opening at 6:55 pm ET.

On Tuesday at 1:45 pm ET, mission specialists Piper and Bowen will begin the first of four planned spacewalks on this mission.

Currently, at 7:55 am, Endeavour is flying in an orbital altitude of 151 x 131 nm midway through orbit 9.
The orbiter's attitude has the tail flying in direction of travel with the payload bay facing earth. At a MET+12 hours, this is

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