Esperia Mission facts

Shuttle crew:

  • Shuttle Commander Pamela Melroy (NASA)
  • Shuttle Pilot George Zamka (NASA)
  • Mission Specialist Paolo Nespoli (ESA)
  • Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski (NASA)
  • Mission Specialist Douglas Wheelock (NASA)
  • Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson (NASA)
  • ISS Flight Engineer (Ascent) Dan Tani (NASA)
  • ISS Flight Engineer (Descent) Clayton Anderson (NASA)

Spacecraft
Shuttle Orbiter - Discovery

MISSION

European mission name:
Esperia

Shuttle mission designation:
STS-120

ISS assembly flight designation:
10A

Primary payload:
Node 2

LAUNCH

Launch site:
Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center Florida, USA

Primary landing site:
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

Secondary landing sites:
Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA
White Sands Space Harbor, New Mexico, USA

MISSION PARAMETERS

Launch date:
23 October 2007

Launch window:
10 minutes

Altitude (in orbit):
226 kilometres

ISS altitude:
~400 kilometres

Inclination:
51.6°

Mission duration:
14 days (Flight Day 1 and Flight Day 15 are partial days)

Last update: 30 October 2007

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