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STS-48

STS-48 [Flight # 43]12-18 September 1991Discovery [13]

Crew:
    John Creighton [3], Commander
    Kenneth Reightler [1], Pilot
    James Buchli [4], Mission Specialist
    Charles Gemar [2], Mission Specialist
    Mark Brown [2], Mission Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [30]
    Date: 12 September 1991
    Time: 23:11:04 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 313 nm
    Inclination: 57 degrees
    Orbits: 81
    Duration: 5 days, 8 hours, 27 minutes, 38 seconds
    Distance: 2,193,670 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 22, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [33]
    Date: 18 September 1991
    Time: 07:38:42 UTC
    Rollout: 50 seconds (3,860 meters, 9,384 feet)

Highlights:
    The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite was deployed. UARS stopped being productive in 2005 and was decommissioned. This satellite crashed back to earth on 24 September 2011 UTC. As much as 500 kg of debris was expected to have survived the fiery plunge.

 


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