Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103
STS-48

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-48

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

Watch Launch Video

Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 rocket as part of the STS-48 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Thu, Sep 12th, 1991, 7:11 PM EDT 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-48

STS-48 was the thirteenth mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery and its primary purpose was to launch the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. The flight was also the first to test an electronic still camera in space, a modified Nikon F4.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103

Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built. Its first mission, STS-41-D, flew from August 30 to September 5, 1984. Over 27 years of service it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft to date.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Crew

Kenneth S. Reightler Jr.

Kenneth S. Reightler Jr.

Pilot - American

Kenneth Stanley Reightler Jr. is a former NASA astronaut.

John Oliver Creighton

John Oliver Creighton

Commander - American

John Oliver Creighton is a former NASA astronaut who flew three Space Shuttle missions.

James Buchli

James Buchli

Mission Specialist - American

James Frederick Buchli is a retired United States Marine aviator and former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions.

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

Mission Specialist - American

Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions (STS-38, STS-48 and STS-62). Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA, including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions. Gemar was the first astronaut to be born in the state of South Dakota.

Mark N. Brown

Mark N. Brown

Mission Specialist - American

Mark Neil Brown is an American engineer, retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and former NASA astronaut.

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