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STS-109

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

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

STS-109 (SM3B) was a Space Shuttle mission that launched from the Kennedy Space Center on 1 March 2002. It was the 108th mission of the Space Shuttle program, the 27th flight of the orbiter Columbia and the fourth servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was also the last successful mission of the orbiter Columbia before the ill-fated STS-107 mission, which culminated in the Columbia disaster.

Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102

Family: Space Shuttle
Configuration: OV-102

Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    38.1 m
  • Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2040 T
  • Thrust
    28200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102
  • Family
    Space Shuttle
  • Variant
    OV-102
  • Alias
    Columbia
  • Full Name
    Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $450000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    24400 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Space Shuttle Columbia


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 7 Crew Capacity: 7 Payload Capacity: 27500 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: OV-102

Space Shuttle Columbia (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service, it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

Space Shuttle Details

Crew


Nancy J. Currie-Gregg

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Dec. 29, 1958
Age: 63

James H. Newman

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 16, 1956
Age: 65

John M. Grunsfeld

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 10, 1958
Age: 63

Richard M. Linnehan

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 19, 1957
Age: 64

Scott Altman

Commander - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 15, 1959
Age: 62

Duane G. Carey

Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 30, 1957
Age: 65

Mike Massimino

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 19, 1962
Age: 59

United Space Alliance

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Founded: 1995 Successes: 99 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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.

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