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The Mission




Orbiter: Discovery
Mission: STS-119
Payload: S6 power truss
Launch: March 15, 2009
Time: 7:43 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: March 28 @ 3:13 p.m. EDT
Site: Shuttle Landing Facility, KSC
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STS-119 Video Coverage

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NASA TV (rev. S)

Launch Windows Chart

Countdown Timeline

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Master Flight Plan

ISS Spacewalk Stats

Space Shuttle Schedule

Space Shuttle History

Manned Spaceflights

STS-119 Mission Index

Our Shuttle Archive




The Crew




Meet the astronauts flying aboard shuttle Discovery's STS-119 mission.

Meet the Astronauts

CDR: Lee Archambault

PLT: Tony Antonelli

MS 1: Joe Acaba

MS 2: Steve Swanson

MS 3: Ricky Arnold

MS 4: John Phillips

Up: Koichi Wakata

Down: Sandy Magnus

Current Demographics

Flight Assignments



STS-119 Launch Windows
COMPILED BY SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: March 12, 2009

Changes and additions:
- December 31: Posting initial release
- January 23: Updating throughout
- February 3: Updating throughout
- February 13: Updating throughout
- February 19: Updating throughout
- March 2: Updating for March 12 launch
- March 12: Updating

To reach the international space station, the shuttle must launch within about five minutes of the moment Earth's rotation carries the launch pad into the plane of the station's orbit.

To maximize performance, NASA targets launch for right around the moment the shuttle can launch directly into that plane. In the chart below, the target launch time is listed in the "in plane" column. All times in EST and subject to change.


DATE.......WINDOW OPEN...IN-PLANE......WINDOW CLOSE..DOCKING


03/15/09...07:38:44 PM...07:43:44 PM...07:48:44 PM...FLIGHT DAY 3

03/16/09...07:18:02 PM...07:18:02 PM...07:23:02 PM...FD 3

03/17/09...06:50:29 PM...06:55:29 PM...07:00:29 PM...FD 3

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