On September 17, 2009 the Russian “Soyuz – 2.1b” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The “Meteor-M” meteorological satellite and five mini-satellites were delivered to orbit. Meteor-M weighs about 2,700 kilograms (6,000 lbs) and has a service life of five years.
On September 12, 2009 space shuttle Discovery (STS-128) and its seven-member crew landed at 00:53 UTC (8:53 p.m. EDT Sept. 11) at Edwards Air Force Base in California, capping off a 14-day mission to deliver supplies and research facilities to the International Space Station and its six-person crew.
Mission managers called off Friday afternoon’s landing opportunities at
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On September 10, 2009 he Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight (H-IIB TF1) at 17:01 UTC (02:01 a.m. on September 11, 2009 Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at about 15 minutes after liftoff, the separation of the HTV Demonstration Flight was confirmed. The HTV will gradually approach the International Space Station (ISS) and berth at the ISS on September 18 (Friday, JST.)
On September 08, 2009 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, on behalf of the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, successfully launched the PAN satellite at (). The launch was performed from Space Launch Complex- 41 as a commercial
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On September 8, 2009 the shuttle Discovery (STS-128 flight) undocked from the International Space Station at after delivering a new crew member and more than 18,500 pounds of needed equipment and supplies.
At night from the 3rd to the 4th September, 2009 astronauts John Olivas and Christer Fuglesang performed a 6 hours and 39 minutes spacewalk. They installed a new 1,700-pound ammonia coolant tank in the International Space Station's truss backbone. The spacewalkers returned aboard the station at
At night from the 1st to the 2nd September, 2009 American astronauts J.Olivas and N.Stott performed the first of three STS-128 spacewalks. The EVA began at . It lasted 6 hours and 35 minutes. The spacewalkers completed all of their major objectives.