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Raumfahrt-History - 1985 Space-Shuttle STS-51G Discovery Mission

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Mission: MORELOS-A, ARABSAT-A and TELSTAR-3D Communications Satellites
Space Shuttle: Discovery
Launch Pad: 39A 
Launch Weight: 256,524 pounds
Launched: June 17, 1985 at 7:33:00 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Landing: June 24, 1985 at 6:11:52 a.m. PDT
Landing Weight: 204,169 pounds
Runway: 23 
Rollout Distance: 7,433 feet
Rollout Time: 42 seconds
Revolution: 112
Mission Duration: 7 days, 1 hour, 38 minutes, 52 seconds
Orbit Altitude: 209 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 28.45 degrees
Miles Traveled: 2.9 million 

Crew Members

                   STS-51G Crew Photo

Image above: STS-51G Crew photo with Commander Daniel C. Brandenstein, Pilot John O. Creighton, Mission Specialists Shannon W. LucidJohn M. FabianSteven R. Nagel and Payload Specialists Patrick Baudry and Sultan Salman Al-Saud. Image Credit: NASA 

Mission Highlights

STS-51G Mission PatchThree communications satellites, all attached to the Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) motors, were deployed: MORELOS-A, for Mexico; ARABSAT-A, for Arab Satellite Communications Organization; and TELSTAR-3D, for AT&T. Also flown: deployable/retrievable Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy (SPARTAN-1); six Get Away Special canisters; Strategic Defense Initiative experiment called the High Precision Tracking Experiment (HPTE); a materials processing furnace called Automated Directional Solidification Furnace (ADSF); and two French biomedical experiments.
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The crew of Discovery STS-51G. (at the front from left) Daniel Brandenstein (Com), John Creighton (Pilot), (behind from left) Shannon LucidSteven NagelJohn FabianSalman Al-Saud (Saudi Arabia), Patrick Baudry (France).The crew of Discovery STS-51G. (at the front from left) Daniel Brandenstein (Com), John Creighton (Pilot), (behind from left) Shannon LucidSteven NagelJohn FabianSalman Al-Saud (Saudi Arabia), Patrick Baudry (France).
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The SPARTAN observatory, pictured affixed to Discovery’s Remote Manipulator System (RMS) mechanical arm. Photo Credit: NASA
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By the end of his seven days in space, Sultan Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud had given up looking for his own country, or even his own continent, and came to realize that all humans belonged to just “One World.” It is a message which continues to resonate today. Photo Credit: NASA
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Arabsat communications satellite deploying from Discovery's payload bay
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Astronaut Shannon Lucid monitors payload bay activities
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Payload specialists Baudry and Al-Saud conduct Postural experiment
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10062199 Crew of the STS 51-G Discovery egress the orbiter in California 
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