LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Oct 03 1985
Lockheed Space Operations Company

STS-51-J

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 3, 1985 at 11:15 AM EDT

(October 3, 1985 at 3:15 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 3, 1985 at 11:15 AM EDT

(October 3, 1985 at 3:15 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 3, 1985 at 11:15 AM EDT

(October 3, 1985 at 3:15 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • STS-51-J was the twenty-first space shuttle mission and the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was the second mission dedicated to deploying a Department of Defence payload. It was a classified mission however we do know that it deployed two 10 satellites.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 39A