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STS-51I National Space Transportation System Mission Report

STS-51I National Space Transportation System Mission Report

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·STS51-1
NationalSpaceTransportationSystemMissionReport
October1985
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NationalAeronauticsandSpaceAdministrationLyndonB.JohnsonSpaceCenterHouston,Texas
 
INTRODUCTIONANDMISSIONOBJECTIVESTheSTS51-1NationalSTS(SpaceTransportationSystem)MissionReportcontainsasummaryofthemajoractivitiesandaccomplishmentsofthetwentiethSpaceShuttlemissionandthesixthflightoftheOV-I03vehicle,Discovery.TheprimaryobjectivesoftheSTS51-1flightweretosuccessfullydeploytheSYNCOMIV-4/Unique,AUSSAT-l/PAM-D(PayloadAssistModule-DeltaClass)andASC-l(AmericanSatelliteCompany)/PAM-Dsatellites,andperformtheplannedSYNCOMIV-3repairactivities.ThesequenceofeventsforthismissionisshowninTableI.TheOrbiterproblemtrackinglistispresentedinTableII.ThecrewforthistwentiethmissionoftheSpaceShuttlewasJoeH.Engle,Col.,U.S.AirForce,Commander;RichardO.Covey,Lt.Col.,U.S.AirForce,Pilot;JamesD.A.vanHoften,Ph.D.,JohnM.Lounge,andWilliamF.Fisher,M.D.,MissionSpecialists.MISSIONSUMMARYThelaunchoftheSTS51-1missionwasinitiallyscheduledforAugust24,1985.However,thelaunchwasscrubbedbecausethunderstormshadformedandmovedintotheKSC(KennedySpaceCenter)launcharea.Thesestormssubsequentlyresultedinover1inchofrainatthelaunchpadandseverallightningstrikesnearthepad.ThelaunchwasrescheduledforAugust25,1985.Duringthesecondlaunchattempt,at237:11:06G.m.t.(August25,1985),aGPC(generalpurposecomputer)5bitefaultoccurred.GPC5containedtheBFS(backupflightsystem)software.TheBFSwasreinitializedafterthefault;however,11minuteslater,thebitefaultrecurred.
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aresult,thelaunchwasagainscrubbedandrescheduledforAugust27,1985,toallowtimetoremoveandreplacedGPC5.TheSTS51-1flightwaslaunchedonAugust27,1985,at239:10:58:01G.m.t.(5:58:01a.m.,c.d.t.)fromlaunchcomplex39AatKSC.Thelaunchphasewasnormalinallrespectsandthevehiclewasinsertedintoan189-by190-nmi.orbitattheconclusionoftheOMS(orbitalmaneuveringsystem)-2maneuver.NoOMS-lmanueverwasrequired,sinceadirectinsertionascenttrajectorywasflown.Thepost-insertionactivitieswerebeingaccomplishedsatisfactorilyuntiltheAUSSATsunshieldportclamshellbindingoccurredandtheclamshellcouldnotbefullyopened.TheRMSwassubsequentlyusedtoopentheclamshell;however,itwasnecessarytorescheduletheAUSSATdeploymentfromday2today1duringthedescendingnodeoforbit5.ThisactionalsocausedthereschedulingoftheASCdeploymentfromthedescendingnodeoforbit7tothedescendingnodeoforbit8.
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TheAUSSATwasdeployedat6:35:14MET(missionelapsedtime)andtheASC-1wasdeployedat11:09:33MET.ThePVTOS(PhysicalVaporTransportofOrganicSolids)experimentwasoperatedduringthesleepcycle.Thesecondday'sactivitiesincludedperformanceofrun3and4ofthePVTOSexperiment,checkoutoftheLEASATsalvageelectronicpackage,andchargingoftheRPU(remotepowerunit)batteriestobeusedintherepairoperations.Thethirdday'sactivitieswereperformedasplannedwiththeSYNCOMIVsatellitebeingdeployedontimeat241:10:48:55G.m.t.Orbiterattitudesandratesatdeploymentwereessentiallyzero,andallSYNCOMoperationsfollowingdeploymentwerenominal.ThePVTOSexperimentfailedtooperateintheprimarymode.Troubleshootingcorrectedtheproblemandalloftheremainingsampleswereprocessedintheprimarymodeduringtheremainderoftheflight.Otheractivitiesincludedthefirsttworendezvousmaneuvers.Day4activitiesincludedthethirdandfourthrendezvousmaneuvers.ThethreeEMU's(extravehicularmobilityunits)weresuccessfullycheckedoutandbatterychargingwascompleted.TheEMUcryogenicoxygenpressureswerein-creased50psia(850to900)tolengthenthepossibledurationofanEVA(extra-vehicularactivity)byabout28minutes.TheSYNCOMrendezvouswascompleted,anda7-hour10-minuteEVA(extravehicularactivity),thelongestoftheShuttleProgram,wasconductedduringthefifthday.ActivitiescompletedduringtheEVAincludedinstallationoftheshortingplugs,safe-and-armpins,andtheSBU(SpunBypassUnit).Also,thedespuntestaccesspanelwasremoved,theremotepowerunitharnesswasmated,andtheomniantennawasdeployed.ThefinalitemtobecompletedduringthisfirstEVAwasinstallationoftheRPUcoverplate.TheEVAlastedabout45minuteslongerthanplannedandasecondEVAwasrequiredtocompletethesatelliterescuetask.AllOrbitersubsystemscontinuedtooperatesatisfactorily.ThesixthdaywasprimarilydevotedtoperformingthesecondEVA,whichwasabout4hours20minutesinduration.DuringthissuccessfulEVA,theoldPKM(perigeekickmotor)coverwasremovedandthenewcoverinstalled,thesafe-and-armingpinswereremoved,andtheSBUtimerswereset.Thissuccessfullycompletedtheworkwiththesatellite,andthegrapplebarwasremovedandthespin-upbarwasinstalled.Thesatellitewasorientedforspinu?,thehandlingbarwasremoved,andthespin-upwasaccomplishedresultinginaspin-rateof2.7rpm.Thesatellitewasactivatedbygroundcommandandgoodtelemetrydatawerereceived.Theactivitiesoftheseventhdayofthemissionincludedrepressurizationofthecabinto14.7psia,RCS(reactioncontrolsystem)hot-firetest,andflightcontrolsystemcheckoutusingAPU(auxiliarypowerunit)1.Alsocompletedwasawastewaterdumpandthecabinequipmentstowageinpreparationforentry.
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