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STS-28
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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, Pilot Richards adjusts LES before bailout exercises
Credit: NASA
Deployed two classified satellites.

AKA: Columbia. Launched: 1989-08-08. Returned: 1989-08-13. Number crew: 5 . Duration: 5.04 days.

Landed at: Runway 17 dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base, . Landing Speed: 287 kph. Touchdown miss distance: 1,618.00 m. Landing Rollout: 1,833.00 m. Payloads: DoD Mission.

NASA Official Mission Narrative

Mission Name: 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:

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.


More at: STS-28.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Adamson, Brown, Mark, Leestma, Richards, Shaw. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Columbia. Projects: STS. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral. Agency: NASA, NASA Houston.
Photo Gallery

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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, lifts off from KSC Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39B
Credit: NASA


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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, Pilot Richards at forward flight deck pilots station
Credit: NASA


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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, MS Brown juggles food containers on middeck
Credit: NASA


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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, MS Brown uses ARRIFLEX camera on aft flight deck
Credit: NASA


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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, landing at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) California
Credit: NASA


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STS-28 MS Adamson inspects Columbia's, OV-102's, thermal protection system
Credit: NASA



1989 August 8 - . 12:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP2. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-28 - . Call Sign: Columbia. Crew: Adamson, Brown, Mark, Leestma, Richards, Shaw. Payload: Columbia F08 / DoD. Mass: 115,900 kg (255,500 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Adamson, Brown, Mark, Leestma, Richards, Shaw. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-28. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Columbia. Duration: 5.04 days. Decay Date: 1989-08-13 . USAF Sat Cat: 20164 . COSPAR: 1989-061A. Apogee: 306 km (190 mi). Perigee: 289 km (179 mi). Inclination: 57.0000 deg. Period: 90.50 min.

    Manned five crew. Deployed 2 classified satellites. Landed at: Runway 17 dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base, . Landing Speed: 287 kph. Touchdown miss distance: 1,618.00 m. Landing Rollout: 1,833.00 m. Payloads: DoD Mission.


1989 August 13 - .

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