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Raumfahrt-History - 1990 Space-Shuttle STS-41 Discovery Mission (Ulysses-Mission)

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Mission: Ulysses; SSBUV; ISAC
Space Shuttle: Discovery
Launch Pad: 39B 
Launch Weight: 259,593 pounds
Launched: Oct. 6, 1990, 7:47:15 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Landing: Oct. 10, 1990, 6:57:19 a.m. PDT
Landing Weight: 196,869 pounds
Runway: 22 
Rollout Distance: 8,532 feet
Rollout Time: 49 seconds
Revolution: 66
Mission Duration: 4 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
Returned to KSC: Oct. 16, 1990
Orbit Altitude: 160 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 28.45 degrees
Miles Traveled: 1.7 million 

Crew Members

                   STS-41 Crew Photo

Image above: STS-41 Crew photo with Commander Richard N. Richards, Pilot Robert D. Cabana, Mission Specialists William M. ShepherdBruce E. Melnick and Thomas D. Akers. Image Credit: NASA 

Mission Highlights

STS-41 Mission PatchThe primary payload, ESA-built Ulysses spacecraft to explore polar regions of Sun, deployed. 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.
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The 5 member crew of the STS-41 mission included (left to right): Bruce E. Melnick, mission specialist 2; Robert D. Cabana, pilot; Thomas D. Akers, mission specialist 3; Richard N. Richards, commander; and William M. Shepherd, mission specialist 1. Launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on October 6, 1990 at 7:47:15 am (EDT), the primary payload for the mission was the ESA built Ulysses Space Craft made to explore the polar regions of the Sun. Other main payloads and experiments included the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) experiment and the INTELSAT Solar Array Coupon (ISAC).
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Rare view of two space shuttles on adjacent KSC Launch Complex (LC) 39 pads - Credit: NASA. 
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 STS-41 Discovery, OV-103, lifts off from KSC Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39 - Credit: NASA. 15,126
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STS-41 external tank (ET) falls back to Earth after release from OV-103 - Credit: NASA. 35,132
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STS-41 crewmembers conduct DSO 0472 Intraocular Pressure on OV-103's middeck 
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Ulysses spacecraft and its upper stage system are deployed during STS-41 - Credit: NASA.
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Ulysses spacecraft and its upper stage system are deployed during STS-41 - Credit: NASA.
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Ulysses spacecraft and its upper stage system are deployed during STS-41 - Credit: NASA.
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Quelle: NASA
 
 
 
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