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STS-132 Fact Sheet

 

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

STS-132 Atlantis

 

132nd Space Shuttle Mission

32nd Flight of Atlantis

 

Crew:

 

Kenneth Ham, Commander

Dominic A. Antonelli, Pilot

Garrett Reisman, Mission Specialist

Michael T. Good, Mission Specialist

Stephen C. Bowen, Mission Specialist

Piers Sellers, Mission Specialist

Note: Astronaut Michael T. Good replaced astronaut Karen Nyberg effective August 11, 2009

 

Orbiter Preparations:

 

Rollover to Vehicle Assembly Building April 13, 2010

Rollout to Launch Pad 39A April 21, 2010

 

Launch:

 

May 14, 2010 2:20 p.m. EDT. Launch occurred on time with no delays.

 

Landing:

 

May 26, 2010 8:49:18 a.m. EDT at Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center. Landing occurred during the 186th orbit. Mission duration was 11 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes, 9 seconds.

 

Mission Summary:

 

The primary payloads were the Russian Rassvet Mini-Research Module and the Integrated Cargo Carrier Vertical Light Deployable (ICC-VLD) for the International Space Station (ISS). Docking between Atlantis and ISS occurred on May 16, 2010. Undocking occurred on May 23, 2010.

 

There were three spacewalks during the mission. The first spacewalk was conducted on May 17, 2010 and lasted 7 hours, 25 minutes. Astronauts Reisman and Bowen installed a spare space-to-ground antenna on the ISS truss, then installed a new tool platform on the ISS Dextre robotic arm. The astronauts also broke the torque on bolts holding batteries on the truss, in preparation for an upcoming spacewalk.

 

The second spacewalk was conducted on May 19, 2010 and lasted 7 hours, 9 minutes. Astronauts Bowen and Good removed and replaced four of six batteries attached to the ISS truss. They also fixed a snagged cable on the ISS Orbiter Boom Sensor System. The third spacewalk was conducted on May 21, 2010 and lasted 6 hours, 46 minutes. Astronauts Good and Reisman connected a liquid ammonia jumper hose, installed the final two batteries to the ISS truss, retrieved a grapple fixture from the Atlantis payload bay and transferred it to ISS and made preparations for future spacewalks.

 

 

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