Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 – United Space Alliance Family: Space Shuttle meters Length: 38.1 meters Diameter: 8.4 meters Launch Mass: 2040 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 24400 The Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 was manufactured by United Space Alliance with the first launch on 1984-08-30. Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 has 38 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 38 launches. 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. Manufacturer United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. United Space Alliance is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 1995 and is administered by . United Space Alliance has 99 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 100 launches.