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STS-46

STS-46 [Flight # 49]31 July - 8 August 1992Atlantis [12]

Crew:
    Loren Shriver [3], Commander
    Andrew Allen [1], Pilot
    Jeffrey Hoffman [3], Mission Specialist
    Franklin Chang-Diaz [3], Mission Specialist
    Claude Nicollier [1], Mission Specialist (Switzerland)
    Marsha Ivins [2], Mission Specialist
    Franco Malerba [1], Payload Specialist (Italy)

Launch:
    Pad: 39-B [15]
    Date: 31 July 1992
    Time: 13:56:48 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 230 nm
    Inclination: 28.45 degrees
    Orbits: 127
    Duration: 7 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
    Distance: 3,321,007 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center, FL [11]
    Date: 8 August 1992
    Time: 13:11:51 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 6 seconds (3,310 meters, 10,860 feet)

Highlights:
    A satellite for the European Space Agency was deployed. A tethered satellite experiment was attempted from a Spacelab pallet, but a jammed tether line reduced the planned separation from 12.5 miles to only 840 feet.

 


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