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STS-119


Crew: Archambault, Antonelli, Phillips, Swanson, Acaba, Arnold. ISS assembly mission. Delivered to the ISS and installed the fourth starboard truss segment (ITS S6) and fourth set of solar arrays and batteries.

Deliver to the ISS and install the fourth starboard truss segment (ITS S6) and fourth set of solar arrays and batteries.

AKA: Discovery; ISS-15A.
First Launch: 2009.03.15.
Last Launch: 2009.03.28.
Duration: 12.81 days.

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Associated People
  • Arnold Arnold, Henry H 'Hap' (1886-1950) American officer. Commander of the Army Air Forces in WW2 More...
  • Phillips Phillips, John Lynch (1951-) American physicist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-100, ISS EO-11, STS-119. More...
  • Archambault Archambault, Lee Joseph 'Bru' (1960-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-117, STS-119. Grew up in Bellwood, Illinois. Flew 22 combat missions in F-117s during the Gulf War. More...
  • Swanson Swanson, Steven Ray 'Swanny' (1960-) American computer scientist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-117, STS-119. More...
  • Wakata Wakata, Koichi (1963-) Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-72, STS-92, STS-119. More...
  • Arnold, Ricky Arnold, Richard Robert II 'Ricky' (1963-) American teacher mission specialist astronaut, 2004-on. More...
  • Acaba Acaba, Joseph Michael (1967-) Hispanic-American geologist mission specialist astronaut, 2004-on. More...
  • Antonelli Antonelli, Dominic Anthony 'Tony' (1967-) American test pilot astronaut, 2000-on. More...

Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Discovery American manned spaceplane. 39 launches, 1984.08.30 to 2011.02.24. More...

See also
Associated Flights
  • ISS EO-18-1 NASA long-term third ISS astronaut residence mission. Crew: Magnus. Magnus replaced Chamitoff as third long-duration crew member aboard the station. Backup crew: Stott. More...
  • ISS EO-18-2 NASA long-term third ISS astronaut residence mission. Crew: Wakata. Wakata replaced Magnus as third long-duration crew member aboard the station. Backup crew: Noguchi. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • NASA American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA, USA. More...

Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Cape Canaveral America's largest launch center, used for all manned launches. Today only six of the 40 launch complexes built here remain in use. Located at or near Cape Canaveral are the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, used by NASA for Saturn V and Space Shuttle launches; Patrick AFB on Cape Canaveral itself, operated the US Department of Defense and handling most other launches; the commercial Spaceport Florida; the air-launched launch vehicle and missile Drop Zone off Mayport, Florida, located at 29.00 N 79.00 W, and an offshore submarine-launched ballistic missile launch area. All of these take advantage of the extensive down-range tracking facilities that once extended from the Cape, through the Caribbean, South Atlantic, and to South Africa and the Indian Ocean. More...

STS-119 Chronology


2009 March 15 - . 23:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • STS-119 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Archambault; Antonelli; Phillips; Swanson; Acaba; Arnold, Ricky. Payload: Discovery F35 /. Mass: 120,860 kg (266,450 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-119. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 12.81 days. Decay Date: 2009-03-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 34541 . COSPAR: 2009-012A. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi). Perigee: 335 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Summary: Crew: Archambault, Antonelli, Phillips, Swanson, Acaba, Arnold. ISS assembly mission. Delivered to the ISS and installed the fourth starboard truss segment (ITS S6) and fourth set of solar arrays and batteries..

2009 March 19 - .
  • EVA STS-119-1 - . Crew: Swanson; Arnold, Ricky. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-119. The crew exited from the Quest module at 17:12 GMT to mate the S6 truss to the end of the S5 truss on the station. S6, maneuvered by the station's robot arm, made contact with S5 at 18:17 GMT and was bolted in place by the astronauts at 19:06 GMT. The crew spent several hours in removing covers and making connection betwen the station and the S6 before returning to the Quest airlock at 23:20 GMT.

2009 March 21 - .
  • EVA STS-119-2 - . Crew: Swanson; Acaba. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-119. Summary: The crew exited the Quest airlock at 16:50 GMT but were unable to deploy the UCCAS-1 payload attachment platform from the P3 truss, returning to the airlock at 23:16..

2009 March 23 - .
  • EVA STS-119-3 - . Crew: Acaba; Arnold, Ricky. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-119. Summary: The crew emerged from the Quest airlock at 15:36 GMT but were unsuccessful in deploying the recalcitrant UCCAS-1 platform. Other work included relocating one of the CETA carts on the station exterior. The crew returned to the ISS at 22:00 GMT..

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