Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-101
STS-61

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-101 | STS-61

Lockheed Space Operations Company launch of a Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-101 Rocket

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Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-101 rocket as part of the STS-61 mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Thu, Dec 2nd, 1993, 4:27 AM EST from Launch Complex 39B, 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 Endeavour OV-101 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-61

STS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, and the fifth flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission launched on 2 December 1993 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission restored the spaceborne observatory's vision, marred by spherical aberration, with the installation of a new main camera and a corrective optics package. This correction occurred more than three and a half years after the Hubble was launched aboard STS-31 in April 1990. The flight also brought instrument upgrades and new solar arrays to the telescope.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-101

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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