LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Sep 12 1991
Lockheed Space Operations Company

STS-48

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 12, 1991 at 7:11 PM EDT

(September 12, 1991 at 11:11 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 12, 1991 at 7:11 PM EDT

(September 12, 1991 at 11:11 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 12, 1991 at 7:11 PM EDT

(September 12, 1991 at 11:11 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • STS-48 was the thirteenth mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery and its primary purpose was to launch the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. The flight was also the first to test an electronic still camera in space, a modified Nikon F4.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 39A