- DISCOVERY (2)
- Pad 39-A (26)
- 14th Shuttle mission
- 2nd Flight OV-103
- 3rd KSC landing
- Frederick H. Hauck (2), Commander
- David M. Walker (1), Pilot
- Anna L. Fisher (1), Mission Specialist 1
- Dale A. Gardner (2), Mission Specialist 2
- Joseph P. Allen (2), Mission Specialist 3
- OPF - Sept. 10,1984
- VAB - Oct. 18,1984
- PAD - Oct. 23, 1984
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- November 8, 1984,7:15:00 a.m. EST. Launch attempt Nov. 7
scrubbed during built-in hold at T-20 minutes due to wind shears in
upper atmosphere. Countdown Nov. 8 proceeded as scheduled.
Launch Weight: 263,324 lbs.
- Altitude: 185nm
- Inclination: 28.5 degrees
- Orbits: 127
- Duration: 7 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes, 56 seconds.
- Distance: 3,289,406 miles
- SRB: BI-014
- SRM: 014LW(HPM)
- ET : 16/LWT-9
- MLP : 2
- SSME-1: SN-2109
- SSME-2: SN-2018
- SSME-3: SN-2012
- November 16, 1984, 6:59:56 a.m. EST, Runway 15, Kennedy
Space Center, Fla. Rollout distance: 9,461 feet Rollout time: 58
seconds. Landing Weight: 207,505 lbs.
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Last Mission 41-G
Next Mission 51-C
- Canadian communications satellite TELESAT-H (ANIK), attached
to Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D), deployed into geosynchronous
orbit on flight day two. On third day, defense communications
satellite SYNCOM IV-I (also known as LEASAT-1) deployed. Allen
and Gardner, wearing jet-propelled manned maneuvering units,
retrieved two malfunctioning satellites: PALAPA-B2 and WESTAR-VI,
both deployed on Mission 41-B. Fisher operated remote manipulator
system, grappling satellites and depositing them in payload bay.
Middeck payloads: Diffusive Mixing of Organic Solutions (DMOS),
and Radiation Monitoring Equipment (RME).
Last Updated Friday June 29 11:21:02 EDT 2001
Jim Dumoulin (Redacted)