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STS 62

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1994-015A

Description

STS 62 was a US Shuttle spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral. It carried a US Microgravity Payload (USMP-2) and an Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology Second payload (OAST-2). Among the experiments were the Solar Array Module Plasma Interaction Experiment (SAMPIE), the Thermal Energy Storage (TES) experiment, the Experimental Investigation of Spacecraft Glow (EISG) experiment, the Spacecraft Kinetic Infrared Test (SKIRT) experiment, the Emulsion Chamber Technology (ECT) experiment, and the CRYOgenic Two Phase (CRYOPT) experiment. A new high-speed, Ku-band communication link between mission control and the shuttle enabled transmission of 162 megabytes of data. The crew also conducted number of biomedical activities aimed at better understanding and countering effects of prolonged spaceflight. The two-week mission ended on March 18, 1994.

Alternate Names

  • 23025
  • STS62
  • 1994-015A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-03-09
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 8870 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight United States

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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