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Orbiter: Discovery
Mission: STS-133
Payload: Leonardo
Launch: Feb. 24, 2011
Time: 4:53 p.m. EST
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center
Landing: March 9 @
11:57 a.m. EST
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STS-133 Launch Windows
COMPILED BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
Updated: February 23, 2011


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Editor's Note: The launch window for STS-133 is 10 minutes long, centered on the moment when Earth's rotation carries the pad into the plane of the space station's orbit. To optimize ascent performance, NASA targets the "in-plane" time.

All times are Eastern.


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


02/24/11...04:45:27 PM...04:50:27 PM...04:55:27 PM...Flight Day 3

02/25/11...04:19:44 PM...04:24:44 PM...04:29:45 PM...FD 3

02/26/11...03:57:11 PM...04:02:11 PM...04:07:11 PM...FD 3

02/27/11...03:31:29 PM...03:36:29 PM...03:41:29 PM...FD 3
.......................................03:44:38 PM...FD 4

02/28/11...03:08:57 PM...03:13:57 PM...03:18:57 PM...FD 3

03/01/11...02:46:46 PM...02:48:15 PM...02:53:15 PM...FD 3
.......................................02:56:24 PM...FD 4

03/02/11...02:20:43 PM...02:25:43 PM...02:30:43 PM...FD 3

03/03/11...02:03:24 PM...02:00:02 PM...02:05:02 PM...FD 3**
.......................................02:08:11 PM...FD 4

03/04/11...01:32:29 PM...01:37:29 PM...01:42:29 PM...FD 3

03/05/11...01:09:56 PM...01:14:56 PM...01:19:56 PM...FD 

03/06/11...12:44:15 PM...12:49:15 PM...12:54:15 PM...FD 3

** In-plane launch time precedes the planar open due to phasing






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