51-A (14)

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



Mission Objectives:


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
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.

Mission Highlights:

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">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).

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