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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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STS-135 Launch Windows
COMPILED BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
Updated: July 6, 2011


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Editor's Note: The launch window for STS-135 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
				
Fri 07/08...11:21:46 AM...11:26:46 AM...11:31:46 AM...FD 3
........................................11:35:04 AM...FD 4

Sat 07/09...10:59:15 AM...11:04:15 AM...11:09:15 AM...FD 3

Sun 07/10...10:33:31 AM...10:38:31 AM...10:43:31 AM...FD 3
........................................10:46:45 AM...FD 4

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NO LAUNCH BETWEEN 07/11-15 DUE TO DELTA 4 LAUNCH CONFLICT
----------------------------------------------------------

Mon 07/11...10:10:58 AM...10:15:58 AM...10:20:58 AM...FD 3
........................................10:24:16 AM...FD 4

Tue 07/12...09:46:34 AM...09:50:16 AM...09:55:16 AM...FD 3
........................................09:56:18 AM...FD 3
........................................09:58:27 AM...FD 4

Wed 07/13...09:22:42 AM...09:27:42 AM...09:32:42 AM...FD 3
........................................09:35:57 AM...FD 4

Thu 07/14...09:00:10 AM...09:05:10 AM...09:10:10 AM...FD 3

Fri 07/15...08:34:28 AM...08:39:28 AM...08:44:28 AM...FD 3
........................................08:47:39 AM...FD 4

----------------------------------------------------------
SHUTTLE LAUNCH WINDOW RE-OPENS AFTER DELTA 4 LAUNCH
----------------------------------------------------------

Sat 07/16...08:11:54 AM...08:16:54 AM...08:21:54 AM...FD 3
........................................08:25:10 AM...FD 4

Sun 07/17...07:49:22 AM...07:54:22 AM...07:59:22 AM...FD 3

Mon 07/18...07:23:39 AM...07:28:39 AM...07:33:39 AM...FD 3
........................................07:36:52 AM...FD 4

Tue 07/19...07:01:06 AM...07:06:06 AM...07:11:06 AM...FD 3
........................................07:14:22 AM...FD 4

Wed 07/20...06:38:34 AM...06:43:34 AM...06:48:34 AM...FD 3

Thu 07/21...06:12:51 AM...06:17:51 AM...06:22:51 AM...FD 3
........................................06:26:04 AM...FD 4

Fri 07/22...05:50:18 AM...05:55:18 AM...06:00:18 AM...FD 3
........................................06:03:36 AM...FD 4

Sat 07/23...05:27:47 AM...05:32:47 AM...05:37:47 AM...FD 3

Sun 07/24...05:02:03 AM...05:07:03 AM...05:12:03 AM...FD 3
........................................05:15:17 AM...FD 4

Mon 07/25...04:39:30 AM...04:44:30 AM...04:49:30 AM...FD 3
........................................04:52:49 AM...FD 4

Tue 07/26...04:18:19 AM...04:18:49 AM...04:23:49 AM...FD 3 **
........................................04:26:59 AM...FD 3

Wed 07/27...03:51:15 AM...03:56:15 AM...04:01:15 AM...FD 3
........................................04:04:30 AM...FD 4

Thu 07/28...03:28:43 AM...03:33:43 AM...03:38:43 AM...FD 3
........................................03:41:08 AM...FD 4

* Two window panes, both for flight day 3 dockings; in-plane
time precedes window open

** Two window panes, both for flight day 3 dockings


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