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Status

Success

STS-63

Launch Time
Fri Feb 03, 1995 05:22 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 #20
Kennedy SLF Runway 15

Mission Details

STS-63

STS-63's primary objective was to perform a rendezvous and fly around the Russian space station Mir. The objectives of the Mir Rendezvous/Flyby were to verify flight techniques, communications and navigation aid sensor interfaces, and engineering analyses associated with Shuttle/Mir proximity operations in preparation for the STS-71 docking mission.
Total Mass: 8,641 kg
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Stats

Space Shuttle

67th mission
66th successful mission
42nd consecutive successful mission