Space Shuttle: Discovery
Launch Pad: 39A
Launch Weight: 263,477 pounds
Launched: August 30, 1984 at 8:41:50 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Landing: September 5, 1984 at 6:37:54 a.m. PDT
Landing Weight: 201,674 pounds
Rollout Distance: 10,275 feet
Rollout Time: 60 seconds
Mission Duration: 6 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds
Returned to KSC: September 10, 1984
Orbit Altitude: 184 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 28.5 degrees
Miles Traveled: 2.5 million
Image above: STS-41D Crew photo with Commander Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr., Pilot Michael L. Coats, Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnick, Steven A. Hawley, Richard M. Mullane and Payload Specialist Charles D. Walker. Image Credit: NASA
Three satellites deployed during this mission: Satellite Business System SBS-D, SYNCOM IV-2 (also known as LEASAT2) and TELSTAR. The 102-foot-tall, 13-foot-wide Office of Application and Space Technology (OAST-1) solar wing extended from the payload bay. The wing carried different types of solar cells and extended to its full height several times. It demonstrated large lightweight solar arrays for a future in building large facilities in space such as a space station. Other payloads included were: Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System (CFES) Ill; Radiation Monitoring Equipment (RME); Shuttle Student Involvement Program (SSIP) experiment; lMAX camera, being flown for a second time; and an Air Force experiment, Cloud Logic to Optimize Use of Defense Systems (CLOUDS).
View of launch of orbiter Discovery on 41-D mission
IMAX on Discovery
Astronaut Michael L. Coats removes film from jammed IMAX camera on STS 41-D in 1984.
Resnik, Judith Arlene 'JR'
Deployment of the SBS-4 communications satellite
Deployment of the Syncom IV (Leasat-2) satellite
Deployment of the Telstar communications satellite
Crew of STS 41-D makes a visual post-flight inspection of orbiter
Space Shuttle Discovery rides atop NASA 905, one of NASA's two modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, on its delivery flight from California to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 1983. Once at Kennedy, Discovery was prepared for its first orbital mission, STS-41-D that launched on Aug. 30, 1984 and concluded on Sept. 5 that year. (NASA Photo)
Frams von STS-41D Discovery NASA-Video:
Zünden der Triebwerke
...danach Ablösung von Eispartikel an Shuttle Discovery...
Solarzellen-Panel-Ausfahrtest für ISS
Wassereis-Struktur an Shuttle
Ablösen von Eisteilen...
Wassereis-Struktur nach Ablösen von Shuttle mit Greifarm...
Rückkehr von Discovery...