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STS 5 was the first operational flight of the Space Transportation System. Astronauts Vance Brand, Robert Overmeyer, Joseph Allen, and William Lenoir were on board and deployed the SBS-C and Telesat-C satellites. This Shuttle launch demonstrated the ability to conduct routine space operations. The mission duration was 122 hours 14 minutes 26 seconds.

Alternate Names

  • 13650
  • STS5
  • Space Transport Sys 5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1982-11-11
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 14549 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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