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STS 51J

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1985-092A

Description

STS 51-J was the first flight of the shuttle Atlantis. On board were Karol Bobko, Ronald Grabe, Robert Stewart, David Hilmers, and William Pailes. This was a US Department of Defense mission to launch two Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) satellites as part of a US military satellite constellation placed in geosynchronous orbit to provide high-volume, secure voice and data communications.

Alternate Names

  • STS 21
  • 16115

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1985-10-03
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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