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Mission "STS-41B"


BRIEFLY ABOUT MISSION
Registration number 1984-011C / 14681
Time and date of launch (UTC) 13h.00m.00s.   February 03, 1984
Launch site Cape Canaveral, LC 39-A
Launch vehicle Shuttle
Payload mass (kg) 15362
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 28.5
   - period (minutes) 90.2
   - perigee (km) 279
   - apogee (km) 288
Time and date of landing (wheel stop, UTC) 12h.17m.02s.   February 11, 1984
   - rollout time (sec.) 67
Place of landing Runway 15, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Duration 7d.23h.17m.02s.
Distance (km) 5.329 million
Number of revolutions around Earth 127
Summary 4th fly of "Challenger".



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr Brand, Vance DeVoe

2 Plt Gibson, Robert Lee

3 MS McCandless, Bruce II

4 MS McNair, Ronald Erwin

5 MS Stewart, Robert Lee

Call sign Challenger


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Feb 03, 1984 13:00:00 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-41B"   (crew: Brand,   Gibson,   McCandless,   McNair,   Stewart ).
Feb 07, 1984 12:10 63
Beginning of EVA ( McCandless,   Stewart ); the 1st [of 2] EVA of the mission "STS-41B" .
Feb 07, 1984 18:05 67
Ending of EVA ( McCandless,   Stewart ), duration 5:55; mission "STS-41B" .
Feb 08, 1984 12:07:26 1 Salyut-7:10437 Lift-off spacecraft "Soyuz-T10"   (crew: Kizim,   Solovyov,   Atkov ). 8 astronauts first are in the orbit at the same time!
Feb 09, 1984 10:24 94
Beginning of EVA ( McCandless,   Stewart ); the 2nd [of 2] EVA of the mission "STS-41B" .
Feb 09, 1984 14:43:30 18 Salyut-7:10455 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-T10"   (crew: Kizim,   Solovyov,   Atkov ) to fore (transitional) unit of station "Salyut-7" .

Crew of station "Salyut-7"   after docking: Kizim,   Solovyov,   Atkov.
Feb 09, 1984 16:41 98
Ending of EVA ( McCandless,   Stewart ), duration 6:17; mission "STS-41B" .
Feb 11, 1984 11:16:15 126
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-41B"   (crew: Brand,   Gibson,   McCandless,   McNair,   Stewart ).
Feb 11, 1984 12:17:02 127
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-41B"   (crew: Brand,   Gibson,   McCandless,   McNair,   Stewart ).

Sources:
  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  CBS News
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions
  


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