STS-33



DescriptionSTS-33 was a NASASpace Shuttle mission, during which Space Shuttle Discovery deployed a payload for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). STS-33 was the 32nd shuttle mission overall, the ninth flight of Discovery, and the fifth shuttle mission in support of the DoD. Due to the nature of the mission, specific details remain classified. Discovery lifted off from Pad A, Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, on 22 November 1989 at 7:23 pm EST; it landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 28 November.
Year of flight1989
Distance travelled (km)3,400,000
Days of mission5
Launch Date23/11/1989
Landing Date28/11/1989
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)Edwards Airforce Base
Landing siteEdwards Runway 4
OperatorNASA
Mission typeSatellite deployment
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)519.00
Apogee (km)519.00
Orbital period (minutes)88.70
Orbits completed79
Inclination (degreees)28.45
Crew size5
MembersFrederick D. Gregory John E. Blaha Manley L. Carter Jr. F. Story Musgrave Kathryn C. Thornton
Spacecraft typeSpace Shuttle Discovery
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-33