Early in the day, STS-127 Commander Mark Polansky and Pilot Doug Hurley will test the thruster jets and aerodynamic control surfaces that will be used to guide Endeavour to a landing planned for 10:48 a.m. EDT Friday.Das müsste (wenn ich rechnen kann) 4:48 Uhr (morgens) am Freitag sein. (die Landung)
Once those checks are complete, the crew will deploy two pairs of small satellites.
The first, called Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator Satellite (DRAGONSat), will look at independent rendezvous of spacecraft in orbit using Global Positioning Satellite data. The second, called Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment-2 (ANDE-2), will measure the density and composition of the rarified atmosphere 200 miles above the Earth’s surface.