CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - STS-51-F -
Full Name STS-51-F Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date 29 Jul 1985
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 06 Aug 1985
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 89.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 49.5 deg
Orbit Altitude 270 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The Spacelab-2 payload consisted of an igloo and three pallets in the payload bay, containing scientific instruments dedicated to life sciences, plasma physics, astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, solar physics, atmospheric physics and technology research. The flight marked the first time the IPS was tested in orbit.
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