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STS-43 Space Shuttle mission reportThe STS-43 Space Shuttle Program Mission Report contains a summary of the vehicle subsystem operations during the forty-second flight of the Space Shuttle Program and the ninth flight of the Orbiter Vehicle Atlantis (OV-104). In addition to the Atlantis vehicle, the flight vehicle consisted of the following: an External Tank (ET) designated as ET-47 (LWT-40); three Space Shuttle main engines (SSME's) (serial numbers 2024, 2012, and 2028 in positions 1, 2, and 3, respectively); and two Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB's) designated as BI-045. The primary objective of the STS-43 mission was to successfully deploy the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-E/Inertial Upper Stage (TDRS-E/IUS) satellite and to perform all operations necessary to support the requirements of the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) payload and the Space Station Heat Pipe Advanced Radiator Element (SHARE-2).
Document ID
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Fricke, Robert W.
(Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Subject Category
Space Transportation
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:193064
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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