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The Mission




Orbiter: Atlantis
Mission: STS-135
Payload: Raffaello
Launch: July 8, 2011
Time: 11:29 a.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center
Landing: July 21 @ 5:57 a.m. EDT
Site: KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility

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Master Flight Plan

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The Crew




Cdr Chris Ferguson

Pilot Doug Hurley

MS 1 Sandy Magnus

MS 2 Rex Walheim




Ascent Timeline and Abort Boundaries
COMPILED BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
Updated: July 8, 2011


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MM:SS...Thrust....Alt....Alt....Mach......Vel (e)...Vel (i)..Acc.....Range
........(%).......(ft)...(miles)..........(mph).....(mph)....(Gs)....(miles)

00:00...100.0......-23....0.0...0.0.........0.0.....914.4....0.3.....0.0
00:10...104.5......789....0.1...0.2.......126.8.....922.6....1.7.....0.0
00:20...104.5....4,051....0.8...0.4.......310.2...1,030.3....1.9.....0.1
00:30...104.5....9,320....1.8...0.7.......495.7...1,168.1....1.8.....0.5
00:40...72.0....17,442....3.3...0.9.......674.3...1,317.4....1.7.....1.1
00:50...83.0....26,404....5.0...1.1.......812.7...1,446.3....1.7.....2.0

01:00...104.5...36,851....7.0...1.5.......993.4...1,610.6....2.1.....3.2
01:10...104.5...50,708....9.6...2.0.....1,262.0...1,866.3....2.3.....4.9
01:20...104.5...65,730...12.4...2.4.....1,583.8...2,190.9....2.5.....7.1
01:30...104.5...84,751...16.1...3.0.....1,979.3...2,598.6....2.5....10.3
01:40...104.5..103,916...19.7...3.5.....2,358.3...2,989.4....2.5....14.2
01:50...104.5..126,608...24.0...3.9.....2,769.5...3,413.5....2.1....19.6

02:00...104.5..147,698...28.0...4.1.....2,942.6...3,599.6....0.9....25.2
02:10...104.5..168,477...31.9...4.2.....3,037.4...3,706.7....1.0....31.5
02:20...104.5..187,483...35.5...4.5.....3,151.3...3,832.8....1.0....37.9
02:30...104.5..207,103...39.2...4.8.....3,292.4...3,984.9....1.0....45.3
02:40...104.5..223,768...42.4...5.2.....3,433.5...4,133.6....1.1....52.5
02:50...104.5..240,825...45.6...5.7.....3,601.3...4,308.8....1.1....61.0

03:00...104.5..255,191...48.3...6.0.....3,766.3...4,478.6....1.1....69.1
03:10...104.5..269,763...51.1...6.4.....3,959.9...4,676.3....1.1....78.5
03:20...104.5..281,914...53.4...6.8.....4,146.7...4,865.9....1.2....87.5
03:30...104.5..293,043...55.5...7.2.....4,343.7...5,064.3....1.2....97.1
03:40...104.5..304,131...57.6...7.4.....4,572.2...5,294.1....1.2...108.1
03:50...104.5..313,188...59.3...7.6.....4,790.3...5,512.3....1.2...118.7

04:00...104.5..322,050...61.0...7.8.....5,039.2...5,761.2....1.3...131.0
04:10...104.5..329,147...62.3...8.1.....5,276.5...5,997.1....1.3...142.7
04:20...104.5..335,358...63.5...8.3.....5,523.3...6,243.3....1.4...155.0
04:30...104.5..341,201...64.6...8.5.....5,807.6...6,525.6....1.4...169.1
04:40...104.5..345,645...65.5...8.8.....6,076.9...6,793.6....1.4...182.7
04:50...104.5..349,615...66.2...9.1.....6,386.4...7,100.4....1.5...198.3

05:00...104.5..352,427...66.7...9.5.....6,679.6...7,391.6....1.5...213.1
05:10...104.5..354,693...67.2...9.9.....7,016.4...7,725.7....1.6...230.3
05:20...104.5..356,043...67.4...10.3....7,336.2...8,042.8....1.7...246.7
05:30...104.5..356,760...67.6...10.7....7,668.9...8,373.5....1.7...263.7
05:40...104.5..356,868...67.6...11.3....8,052.1...8,753.3....1.8...283.4
05:50...104.5..356,402...67.5...11.8....8,416.1...9,114.7....1.9...302.2

06:00...104.5..355,347...67.3...12.4....8,835.4...9,529.9....1.9...323.8
06:10...104.5..354,036...67.1...13.0....9,232.3...9,924.7....2.0...344.4
06:20...104.5..352,516...66.8...13.7....9,648.2...10,337.3...2.1...365.9
06:30...104.5..350,609...66.4...14.4...10,132.9...10,818.7...2.2...390.7
06:40...104.5..348,605...66.0...15.2...10,597.9...11,280.3...2.3...414.3
06:50...104.5..346,208...65.6...16.1...11,137.9...11,817.0...2.5...441.5

07:00...104.5..343,967...65.1...17.0...11,658.1...12,333.8...2.6...467.5
07:10...104.5..341,590...64.7...18.0...12,264.9...12,937.3...2.8...497.4
07:20...104.5..339,647...64.3...19.0...12,852.6...13,521.7...2.9...526.0
07:30...99.0...338,069...64.0...20.0...13,464.2...14,129.2...3.0...556.0
07:40...92.0...336,892...63.8...21.0...14,137.8...14,799.5...3.0...590.6
07:50...87.0...336,420...63.7...22.0...14,751.4...15,410.5...3.0...623.5

08:00...81.0...336,702...63.8...23.0...15,426.4...16,081.4...3.0...661.3
08:10...76.0...337,831...64.0...23.8...16,040.0...16,693.1...3.0...697.1
08:20...67.0...340,060...64.4...24.6...16,681.6...17,332.0...2.8...736.9
08:30...67.0...343,141...65.0...24.7...16,953.6...17,602.7...0.0...776.6
08:31...67.0...343,451...65.0...24.7...16,953.6...17,603.4...0.0...780.5

Abort Boundaries

EDT...........T+........EVENT...................VELOCITY inertial:..MPH

RETURN TO LAUNCH SITE (RTLS) ONLY

11:26:46 AM...T+00:00...LAUNCH
11:26:57 AM...T+00:11...START ROLL MANEUVER.........................927
11:27:04 AM...T+00:18...END ROLL MANEUVER.........................1,002
11:27:18 AM...T+00:32...START THROTTLE DOWN (72%).................1,200
11:27:35 AM...T+00:49...START THROTTLE UP (104.5%)................1,432
11:27:47 AM...T+01:01...MAX Q (744 psf)...........................1,650
11:28:49 AM...T+02:03...SRB STAGING...............................3,627
11:28:59 AM...T+02:13...START OMS ASSIST (1:23 duration)..........3,743

TRANS-ATLANTIC LANDING (TAL) AVAILABLE

11:29:17 AM...T+02:31...2E TAL MORON (104.5%, 2s).................3,955
11:29:22 AM...T+02:36...2E TAL ZARAGOZA (104.5%, 2s)..............4,023
11:29:32 AM...T+02:46...2E TAL ISTRES (104.5%, 2s)................4,159
11:30:41 AM...T+03:55...NEGATIVE RETURN (KSC) (104.5%, 3s)........5,523

ABORT TO ORBIT AVAILABLE (ATO)

11:31:42 AM...T+04:56...PRESS TO ATO (104.5%, 2s, 157 u/s)........7,159
11:32:08 AM...T+05:22...DROOP ZARAGOZA (109%,0s)..................8,114
11:32:14 AM...T+05:28...ROLL TO HEADS UP..........................8,318
11:32:16 AM...T+05:30...1E OPS-3 ZARAGOZA (109%,0s,2EO SIMO)......8,386
11:32:50 AM...T+06:04...1E TAL ZARAGOZA (104.5%,2s,2EO SIMO)......9,614

PLANNED ORBIT AVAILABLE WITH ONE ENGINE OUT

11:32:55 AM...T+06:09...PRESS TO MECO (104.5%, 2s, 180 fps u/s)...9,818
11:32:55 AM...T+06:09...1E TAL MORON(109%,0s,2EO SEQ)............11,045
11:32:55 AM...T+06:09...1E TAL ISTRES (109%,0s,2EO SEQ)..........11,386
11:33:38 AM...T+06:52...1E PRESS-TO-MECO (104.5%, 2s, 672 u/s)...11,864
11:34:06 AM...T+07:20...NEGATIVE MORON (2@67%)...................13,500
11:34:27 AM...T+07:41...LAST 2E PRE-MECO TAL ZARAGOZA (67%)......14,864
11:34:27 AM...T+07:41...NEGATIVE ISTRES (2@67%)..................14,864
11:34:34 AM...T+07:48...LAST 1E PRE-MECO TAL ZARAGOZA (104.5%)...15,341
11:34:40 AM...T+07:54...23K......................................15,682
11:34:40 AM...T+07:54...LAST 3E PRE-MECO TAL ZARAGOZA (67%)......15,682
11:35:04 AM...T+08:18...LAST TAL DIEGO GARCIA....................17,182
11:35:10 AM...T+08:24...MECO COMMANDED...........................17,536
11:35:16 AM...T+08:30...ZERO THRUST..............................17,605

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