STS-41C   Challenger  (5)          MANNED FLIGHT                              USA

LAUNCH :

13.58 GMT

Cape Canaveral

Florida / USA

Launch pad 39-A

Apr.06 / 1984

3.17.07

09:14:27

SPACECRAFT :


Space Shuttle Challenger

LAUNCH VEHICLE :

Space Shuttle Transport System

LANDING :

13.38 GMT


California / USA

Edwards Air Force Base

Runway 17

Apr:13 / 1984

designed by :     Michael May         copyright  2006

MANNEDSPACEFLIGHT    CHRONOLOGY

Flight no.  095

FLIGHT DATA :

Inclination

28.50°

Altitude

579 km

Duration

6d23h40m

Orbits

108

First direct ascent trajectory for space shuttle. Crew replaced the altitude control system and coronagraph/polarimeter electronics box in the Solar Max satellite while it remained in orbit.

The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) was deployed, carrying 57 experiments which were left on orbit  until STS-32 in 1990.

Solar Max captured by Challenger

credit: NASA



MANNED SPACE FLIGHT    1970īs   1980īs   

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Robert L.

Crippen

CDR

USA

Francis A.

Scobee

Pilot

USA

Georg D.

Nelson

MSP

USA

Terry J.Hart

MSP

USA

James D.A.

Van Hoften

MSP

USA