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Satellite deployment during STS-5
Credit: NASA

First operational STS mission, first commercial communications satellites deployed, first four-person spacecraft crew. EVA cancelled because one astronaut was vomiting so severely due to space sickness.

AKA: Columbia. Launched: 1982-11-11. Returned: 1982-11-16. Number crew: 4 . Duration: 5.09 days.

First mission to deploy commercial communications satellites (SBS 3, Anik C3). Payloads: : Satellite Business Systems (SBS)-C with Payload Assist ; (PAM)-D; Telesat-E (Canadian communications satellite) with PAM-D. Monodisperse Latex Reactor (MLR), Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System (CFES), three getaway specials (GAS), Student experiments, GLOW experiment, Vestibular experiment, Oxygen Interaction With Materials experiment.

Orbits of Earth: 81. Distance traveled: 3,397,082 km. Orbiter Liftoff Mass: 112,088 kg. Orbiter Mass at Landing: 91,841 kg. Payload to Orbit: 14,551 kg. Payload Returned: 7,935 kg. Landed at: Concrete runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base, Cali. Landing Speed: 366 kph. Touchdown miss distance: 498 m. Landing Rollout: 2,911 m.

NASA Official Mission Narrative

Mission Name: STS-5 (5)
Pad 39-A (17)
5th Shuttle mission
5th Flight OV-102

Vance D. Brand (2), Commander
Robert F. Overmyer (1), Pilot
Joseph P. Allen (1), Mission Specialist
William B. Lenoir (1), Mission Specialist

OPF - July 16, 1982
VAB - Sept 9, 1982
PAD - Sept 21, 1982

Mission Objectives:

November 11, 1982, 7:19:00am EST. Launch proceeded as scheduled with no delays. Launch Weight: 247,113 lbs.
Altitude: 184nm
Inclination: 28.5 degrees
Orbits: 81
Duration: Five days, two hours, 14 minutes 26 seconds.
Distance: 2,110,849 miles

SRB: BI-005
ET : 6/SWT-5
MLP: 1
SSME-1: SN-2007
SSME-2: SN-2006
SSME-3: SN-2005

November 16, 1982, 6:33:26 a.m. PST, Runway 22. Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Rollout distance: 9,553 feet. Rollout time 63 seconds. Orbiter returned to KSC Nov. 22, 1982. Landing Weight: 202,480 lbs.

Mission Highlights:
First Shuttle operational mission deployed two commercial com- munications satellites, ANIK C-3 for TELESAT Canada and SitS- C for Satellite Business Systems. Each equipped with Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) solid rocket motor, which fired about 45 minutes after deployment, placing each satellite into highly elliptical orbit. One Get Away Special and three Shuttle Student Involvement Program (SSIP) experiments conducted. First scheduled space walk in Shuttle program canceled due to malfunction of space suit.

More at: STS-5.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Allen, Brand, Lenoir, Overmyer. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Columbia. Projects: STS. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral. Agency: NASA, NASA Houston.
Photo Gallery

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Satellite deployment during STS-5
Credit: NASA

Mission Specialist (MS) Lenoir cuts Pilot Overmyer's hair on middeck
Credit: NASA

Pilot Overmyer looks over food selections and experiments with beverage
Credit: NASA

View of OMS burn from the payload bay
Credit: NASA

STS-5 mission charts
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