Endeavour to Launch Saturday, June 13

Spaceflight Now | STS-127 Shuttle Report | Endeavour

The countdown began on time at 9 a.m. Thursday, setting up a launch attempt at 7:17:15 a.m. EDT Saturday, roughly the moment Earth’s rotation carries launch pad 39A into the plane of the space station’s orbit. The shuttle has enough power to launch five minutes to either side of that “in-plane” time, but NASA targets the middle of the 10-minute window to maximize ascent performance.

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