Mission: SBS-D; Satellite Business System SYNCOM IV-2; Solar Wing TELSTARSpace Shuttle: DiscoveryLaunch Pad: 39A Launch Weight: 263,477 poundsLaunched: August 30, 1984 at 8:41:50 a.m. EDTLanding Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.Landing: September 5, 1984 at 6:37:54 a.m. PDTLanding Weight: 201,674 poundsRunway: 17 Rollout Distance: 10,275 feetRollout Time: 60 secondsRevolution: 97Mission Duration: 6 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes, 4 secondsReturned to KSC: September 10, 1984Orbit Altitude: 184 nautical milesOrbit Inclination: 28.5 degreesMiles Traveled: 2.5 million Crew Members Image above: STS-41D Crew photo with Commander Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr., Pilot Michael L. Coats, Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnick, Steven A. Hawley, Richard M. Mullane and Payload Specialist Charles D. Walker. Image Credit: NASA Mission HighlightsThree satellites deployed during this mission: Satellite Business System SBS-D, SYNCOM IV-2 (also known as LEASAT2) and TELSTAR. The 102-foot-tall, 13-foot-wide Office of Application and Space Technology (OAST-1) solar wing extended from the payload bay. The wing carried different types of solar cells and extended to its full height several times. It demonstrated large lightweight solar arrays for a future in building large facilities in space such as a space station. Other payloads included were: Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System (CFES) Ill; Radiation Monitoring Equipment (RME); Shuttle Student Involvement Program (SSIP) experiment; lMAX camera, being flown for a second time; and an Air Force experiment, Cloud Logic to Optimize Use of Defense Systems (CLOUDS).
The crew assigned to the STS-41D mission included (seated left to right) Richard M. (Mike) Mullane, mission specialist; Steven A. Hawley, mission specialist; Henry W. Hartsfield, commander; and Michael L. (Mike) Coats, pilot. Standing in the rear are Charles D. Walker, payload specialist; and Judith A. (Judy) Resnik, mission specialist. Launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery August 30, 1984 at 8:41:50 am (EDT), the STS-41D mission deployed three satellites: the Satellite Business System SBS-D; the SYCOM IV-2 (also known as LEASAT-2); and the TELSTAR.
View of launch of orbiter Discovery on 41-D mission
41D-3063 (30 Aug. 1984) --- The space shuttle Discovery climbs toward Earth orbit following a successful liftoff from KSC's Pad 39A at 8:41:50 a.m. (EDT), Aug. 30, 1984. Inside the spacecraft are six crewmembers looking forward to a busy week in space. The scene was photographed by astronaut John W. Young in the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA). Photo credit: NASA
41D-3071 (30 Aug. 1984) --- The space shuttle Discovery climbs toward Earth orbit following a successful liftoff from KSC's Pad 39A at 8:41:50 a.m. (EDT), Aug. 30, 1984. Inside the spacecraft are six crewmembers looking forward to a busy week in space. The scene was photographed by astronaut John W. Young in the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA). Photo credit: NASA
41D-33-071 (4 Sept. 1984) --- A collection of ice that developed around an external nozzle on Discovery's port side mid fuselage sails by the spacecraft on Sept. 4, 1984, following a successful attempt to remove the troublesome buildup using the remote manipulator system (RMS) arm. A crew member on the flight deck alertly grabbed a 70-mm camera and recorded the final look at the chunk.
Photo credit: NASA
IMAX on Discovery
Astronaut Michael L. Coats removes film from jammed IMAX camera on STS 41-D in 1984.
Resnik, Judith Arlene 'JR'
Deployment of the SBS-4 communications satellite
Deployment of the Syncom IV (Leasat-2) satellite
Deployment of the Telstar communications satellite
Crew of STS 41-D makes a visual post-flight inspection of orbiter
Space Shuttle Discovery rides atop NASA 905, one of NASA's two modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, on its delivery flight from California to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 1983. Once at Kennedy, Discovery was prepared for its first orbital mission, STS-41-D that launched on Aug. 30, 1984 and concluded on Sept. 5 that year. (NASA Photo)
Frams von STS-41D Discovery NASA-Video:
Zünden der Triebwerke
...danach Ablösung von Eispartikel an Shuttle Discovery...
Solarzellen-Panel-Ausfahrtest für ISS
Wassereis-Struktur an Shuttle
Ablösen von Eisteilen...
Wassereis-Struktur nach Ablösen von Shuttle mit Greifarm...
Rückkehr von Discovery...