STS-5 Fact Sheet
Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge
STS-5 -- Columbia
5th Space Shuttle Mission
5th Flight of Columbia
Vance D. Brand, Commander
Robert F. Overmyer, Pilot
Joseph P. Allen, Mission Specialist
William B. Lenoir, Mission Specialist
Tow to Orbiter Processing Facility - July 16, 1982
Rollover to Vehicle Assembly Building - September 9, 1982
Rollout to Launch Pad 39A - September 21, 1982
November 11, 1982 - 7:19:00 a.m. EST. Launch occurred as scheduled with no delays.
November 16, 1982 - 6:33:26 a.m. PST at Runway 22, Edwards Air Force Base, California. Rollout distance was 9,553 feet. Rollout time was 63 seconds. Mission duration was 5 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, 26 seconds. Landing occurred during the 82nd orbit.
This was the first operational flight of a Space Shuttle, and the first time more than three astronauts were carried into space in a single vehicle. Two communications satellites were deployed.
The ANIK C-3 satellite was deployed for TELESAT Canada and the SBS-C satellite was deployed for Satellite Business Systems. Each was equipped with a Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) solid rocket motor, which fired about 45 minutes following deployment, boosting the satellites into a highly elliptical orbit. One GAS and two SSIP experiments were conducted. The first scheduled spacewalk in the Shuttle program was canceled due to a malfunctioning spacesuit.
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