Rocket launch

by USA

Launch time29 Jul 198522:00 UTC


Orbit: LEO

Serial number: STS-51-F

Spacelab mission.

Abort to Orbit. Faulty temperature sensor incorrectly indicated that fuel turbine discharge temperature exceeded the limit. Therefore, one main engine was shut down at T+345 s, resulting in a much lower orbit than planned.

All mission objectives achieved.

Space ShuttleChallenger

launched from Kennedy Space Center, LC-39USA