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Status

Success

STS-33R

Launch Time
Thu Nov 23, 1989 00:23 UTC

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery
NASA
Status: Retired
Price: $450.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 30,250 kN
Payload to LEO: 27,500 kg
Payload to GTO: 3,810 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 56.1 m

Vehicles

OV-103

Flight #9
Edwards Runway 4

Mission Details

STS-33R

During the mission, Discovery deployed a single satellite, USA-48 (NSSDC ID 1989-090B). Experts believe that this was a secret Magnum ELINT (ELectronic INTtelligence) satellite headed for geosynchronous orbit, similar to that launched by STS-51-C in 1985, making this mission essentially a duplicate of that earlier mission.
Total Mass: 21,000 kg

Location

Stats

Space Shuttle

32nd mission
31st successful mission
7th consecutive successful mission