LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Tue Jan 28 1986
Lockheed Space Operations Company

STS-51-L

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST

(January 28, 1986 at 4:38 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST

(January 28, 1986 at 4:38 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST

(January 28, 1986 at 4:38 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • The tenth mission for Challenger, STS-51-L was scheduled to deploy the second in a series of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, carry out the first flight of the Shuttle-Pointed Tool for Astronomy (SPARTAN-203) / Halley's Comet Experiment Deployable in order to observe Halley's Comet, and carry out several lessons from space as part of the Teacher in Space Project and Shuttle Student Involvement Program (SSIP).
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 39B