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STS-115 READY FOR LAUNCH



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

The crew for mission STS-115 arrived back at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility on Saturday morning to
prepare for launch of Atlantis on Sept. 6. Mission managers
 cancelled Atlantis' first launch campaign due to a lightning
strike at the pad and the passage of Tropical Storm Ernesto
along Florida's east coast.

The astronauts will deliver the port three and four (P3/P4)
integrated truss segment, the prime payload of the mission,
to the International Space Station. Once installed, the truss
 and solar arrays will double the current power-generating
 capacity of the orbiting outpost.

Liftoff of Atlantis from Launch Pad 39B is set for
   12:29 p.m. EDT.
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