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STS-28 (30)

COLUMBIA (8)
Pad 39-B (11)
30th Shuttle mission
8th Flight OV-102

Crew:

Brewster H. Shaw, Jr. (3), Commander
Richard N. Richards (1), Pilot
James C. Adamson (1), Mission Specialist 1
David C. Leestma (2), Mission Specialist 2
Mark N. Brown (1), Mission Specialist 3

Milestones:

OPF - Jan. 23, 1989
VAB - July 3, 1989
PAD - July 14,1989

Payload:

DoD(4)

Mission Objectives:

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Launch:

August 8, 1989, 8:37:00 a.m. EDT. Liftoff occurred during classified launch window lying within launch period extending from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT, Aug. 8. Launch Weight: Classified.

Orbit:

Altitude: Classified
Inclination: 57.0 degrees
Orbits: 81
Duration: 5 days, 1 hour, 0 minutes, 8 seconds.
Distance: 2,100,000 miles (approx)

Hardware:

SRB: BI-028
SRM: 360H005
ET : 31/LWT-24
MLP : 2
SSME-1: SN-2019
SSME-2: SN-2022
SSME-3: SN-2028

Landing:

August 13, 1989, 6:37:08 a.m. PDT, Runway 17, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Rollout distance: 6,015 feet. Rollout time: 46 seconds. Orbiter returned to KSC Aug. 21, 1989. Landing Weight: 200,214 lbs.

Mission Highlights:

Fourth mission dedicated to Department of Defense, and first flight of COLUMBIA since Mission 61-C.

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Last Updated Friday June 29 11:21:02 EDT 2001
Jim Dumoulin (dumoulin@titan.ksc.nasa.gov)