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STS 41/SSBUV02

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1990-090A

Description

STS-41 was the 11th Discovery flight with Richard Richards, Robert Cabana, Bruce Melnick, William Shepherd, and Thomas Akers on board.

This mission deployed the Ulysses spacecraft, a joint, NASA/ESA mission to study the poles of the sun and the interplanetary space above and below the poles. Two upper stages, Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) and a mission-specific Payload Assist Module-S (PAM-S), combined together for first time to send Ulysses toward out-of- ecliptic trajectory. Other payloads and experiments: Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) experiment; INTELSAT Solar Array Coupon (ISAC); Chromosome and Plant Cell Division Experiment (CHROMEX); Voice Command System (VCS); Solid Surface Combustion Experiment (SSCE), Investigations into Polymer Membrane Processing (IPMP); Physiological Systems Experiment (PSE); Radiation Monitoring Experiment III (RME III); Shuttle Student involvement Program (SSIP) and Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS) experiment. The mission duration was 96 hours 10 minutes 2 seconds.

Alternate Names

  • SSBUV02
  • 20841

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-10-06
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 22140.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)

Disciplines

  • Earth Science
  • Human Crew
  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. John F. Cooper.

 

Related Information/Data at NSSDC

Ulysses

Other Sources of STS 41 Information/Data

STS 41 information (NASA KSC)
STS 41 Press Release images (NASA JSC)

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