Watch the Launch

Skylab 4

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39B Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Skylab 4 (also known as SL-4 or SLM-3) was the third and the last crewed mission to the first US orbital space station Skylab. The mission began on November 16, 1973, 14:01:23 UTC with the launch of a three-person crew. Crew members were the Commander Gerald P. Carr, Science Pilot Edward G. Gibson and William R. Pogue. During their 83-day stay on the station, crew performed Earth and solar observations. The mission ended successfully with the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on February 8, 1974, 15:16:53 UTC.

Saturn IB

Family: Saturn
Configuration: IB

The Saturn IB (pronounced "one B", also known as the Uprated Saturn I) was an American launch vehicle commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Apollo program. It replaced the S-IV second stage of the Saturn I with the much more powerful S-IVB, able to launch a partially fueled Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) or a fully fueled Lunar Module (LM) into low Earth orbit for early flight tests before the larger Saturn V needed for lunar flight was ready.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    43.2 m
  • Diameter
    6.61 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    590 T
  • Thrust
    7100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn IB
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    IB
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn IB
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo CSM-118


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Skylab Station in Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: CSM-118

CSM-118 was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Skylab 4 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


Gerald P. Carr

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Aug. 22, 1932
Date of Death: Aug. 26, 2020

Edward Gibson

Science Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Nov. 8, 1936
Age: 84

William R. Pogue

Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Jan. 23, 1930
Date of Death: March 3, 2014

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Circle Image
Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

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.

INFO WIKI

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39B


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 days, 7 hours ago
Starlink 16
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
3 days, 13 hours ago
Another One Leaves The Crust
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Dedicated mission for a single communication microsatellite that will enable specific frequencies to support future services from orbit. The launch w…


Long March 3
Success
4 days, 4 hours ago
Tiantong-1-03
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Tiantong-1-03 is the third satellite in a series of Chinese geostationary communication satellites.


LauncherOne
Success
6 days, 1 hour ago
Launch Demo 2 (VCLS ELaNa XX)
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

This is Virgin Orbit's second attempt to launch the LauncherOne rocket. It also carries cubesats which were contracted by NASA through Venture Class …


New Shepard
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
NS-14
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

For this mission, the New Shepard crew capsule will be outfitted with upgrades for the astronaut experience as the program nears human space flight. …


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Türksat 5A
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Türksat 5A is the first of two Turkish next generation communications satellites, which will be operated by Türksat for commercial and military purpo…


Soyuz STA
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
CSO-2
Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana

The CSO-2 (Composante Spatiale Optique-2) satellite is the second of three new-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellites for the French m…


Long March 4C
Success
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Long March 4C
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Long March 8
Success
1 month ago
XJY-7 & others
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

XJY-7 is an undisclosed Chinese government payload for the first launch of Long March 8


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 month ago
NROL-108
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Classified payload for NRO.