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Status

Success

STS-70

Launch Time
Thu Jul 13, 1995 13:41 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 #21
Kennedy SLF Runway 33

Mission Details

STS-70

The primary mission was the launch and deployment of the 7th Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) by means of the two-stage Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) solid rocket. It was built by TRW and weighs about 2,200 kilograms (4,900 lb). The satellite was ejected from Discovery's cargo bay exactly on time at 2:55 p.m. CDT, approximately six hours into the flight.
Total Mass: 20,159 kg
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Stats

Space Shuttle

70th mission
69th successful mission
45th consecutive successful mission