Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103
STS-51-D

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-51-D

Lockheed Space Operations Company launch of a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 Rocket

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Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 rocket as part of the STS-51-D mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Apr 12th, 1985, 8:59 AM EST from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

STS-51-D

STS-51-D was the sixteenth flight of the shuttle and fourth for the Space Shuttle Discovery. Its mission was to deploy a number of 10 satellites. The landing suffered extensive brake damaged and a ruptured tire. All subsequent landings had to be done at the Edwards Air Force Base until the development and implementation of nose steering.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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