Thursday, August 24, 2006

STS-115 Launch Sunday at 4:30 pm EDT

We are less than four days away from the launch of shuttle Atlantis and the crew of STS-115 to the International Space Station. Like the previous shuttle flight last month, we will have complete coverage of the STS-115 mission including any INMARSAT and Milsat communications coverage right here on the MT-Milcom blog. We should start the countdown tomorrow afternoon, Friday August 25 at 4:30 pm EDT (2030 UTC).

Remember if you want shuttle frequencies, the best and most accurate list on the internet is available free of charge on the Monitoring Times magazine website. Here you will find everything from HF to Ku-band and everything in between. Look for the Monitoring NASA and Space Communications link, part of the MT Radio Reference Library.

Space Shuttle Mission STS-115
Orbiter: Atlantis
Mission: Space Station Assembly Mission 12A
Payload: P3/P4 Integrated Truss Segment
Launch Date: Aug. 27Launch Time: 4:30 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39B Mission Duration: 11 days

Photo courtesy of NASA.