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51-I

51-I [Flight # 20]27 August - 3 September 1985Discovery [6]

Crew:
    Joseph Engle [5], Commander
    Richard Covey [1], Pilot
    James van Hoften [2], Mission Specialist
    John Lounge [1], Mission Specialist
    William Fisher [1], Mission Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [20]
    Date: 27 August 1985
    Time: 10:58:01 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 242 nm
    Inclination: 28.45 degrees
    Orbits: 112
    Duration: 7 days, 2 hours, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
    Distance: 2,919,576 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 23, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [14]
    Date: 3 September 1985
    Time: 13:15:43 UTC
    Rollout: 47 seconds (1,859 meters, 6,100 feet)

Mission EVA's:
     1) On 31 August 1985 for 7 hours, 8 minutes
     2) On 1 September 1985 for 4 hours, 41 minutes
EVA's were performed by the following individuals:
    William Fisher
    James van Hoften

Highlights:
    Three communications satellites (one of them Australian) were deployed. One of them, a Synchronous Communications Satellite, failed once it reached geosynchronous orbit. Fisher and van Hoften performed two EVA's totalling 11 hours, 51 minutes. One satellite was retrieved , repaired, and redeployed.

 


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