STS-2   Columbia                 MANNED FLIGHT                              USA

LAUNCH :

12.00 GMT

Cape Canaveral

Florida / USA

Launch pad 39-A

Nov.12 / 1981

2.5.06

18:25:58

SPACECRAFT :


Space Shuttle Columbia

LAUNCH VEHICLE :

Space Shuttle Transport System

LANDING :

21.23 GMT


California / USA

Edwards Air Force Base

Runway 23

Nov.14 / 1981

designed by :     Michael May         copyright  2005

MANNEDSPACEFLIGHT    CHRONOLOGY

Flight no.  079

FLIGHT DATA :

Inclination

38.00°

Altitude

290 km

Duration

2d06h13m

Orbits

37

Second consecutive flight of a reusable spacecraft. Orbital test flight for the shuttle system and several scientific experiments. Test of the remote manipulator arm. Problems with a fuel cell promted a earlier landing.

Remote arm testing in earth orbit

credit: NASA



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