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Status

Success

Space Shuttle Discovery | STS-31

Launch Time
Tue Apr 24, 1990 12:33 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-103-10

Edwards Runway 22

Missions

STS-31

The primary payload was the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), deployed in a 380 statute mile (612 kilometers (380 mi)) orbit. The shuttle's orbit in this mission was its highest orbit up to that date, in order for HST to be released near its operational altitude well outside the atmosphere. Discovery orbited the Earth 80 times during the mission.
Total Mass: 11,878 kg
Low Earth Orbit

Location