LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Jun 17 1985
Lockheed Space Operations Company

STS-51-G

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 17, 1985 at 7:33 AM EDT

(June 17, 1985 at 11:33 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 17, 1985 at 7:33 AM EDT

(June 17, 1985 at 11:33 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 17, 1985 at 7:33 AM EDT

(June 17, 1985 at 11:33 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • STS-51-G was the eighteenth flight of the shuttle program and fifth for Space Shuttle Discovery. Sultan Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia was on board as a payload specialist; he became the first Arab, the first Muslim and first member of a royal family to fly into space. It was the first shuttle flight to fly without an astronaut from the pre-Shuttle era. Its mission was to deploy 3 10 satellites.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 39A