LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Apr 04 1983
Rockwell International

STS-6

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM EST

(April 4, 1983 at 6:30 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM EST

(April 4, 1983 at 6:30 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM EST

(April 4, 1983 at 6:30 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

    Loading...
    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • STS-6 was the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger. It deployed the first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite into orbit for NASA, forming an integral part of NASAs in-space 10. It was also the first Space Shuttle mission involving a spacewalk. It was the first mission in which the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) was used.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 39A