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Mission "STS-85"


BRIEFLY ABOUT MISSION
Registration number 1997-039A / 24889
Time and date of launch (UTC) 14h.41m.00s.   August 07, 1997
Launch site Cape Canaveral, LC 39-A
Launch vehicle Shuttle
Payload mass (kg)
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 57
   - period (minutes) 90.4
   - perigee (km) 298
   - apogee (km) 309
Time and date of landing (wheel stop, UTC) 11h.09m.07s.   August 19, 1997
   - rollout time (sec.) 69
Place of landing Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Duration 11d.20h.28m.07s.
Number of revolutions around Earth 189
Summary 23rd fly of space shuttle "Discovery". Program of scientific investigations "CRISTA-SPAS".



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr Brown, Curtis Lee, Jr.

2 Plt Rominger, Kent Vernon

3 MS/PC (w) Davis, Nancy Jan

4 MS Curbeam, Robert Lee

5 MS Robinson, Stephen Kern

6 PS Tryggvason, Bjarni Valdimar

Call sign Discovery


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Aug 07, 1997 14:41:00 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-85"   (crew: Brown,   Rominger,   Davis,   Curbeam,   Robinson,   Tryggvason ).
Aug 07, 1997 17:02:07 34 Mir:65507 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM26"   (crew: Solovyov,   Vinogradov ) to module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM25" .

Crew of station "Mir"   after docking: Tsibliyev,   Lazutkin,   Foale,   Solovyov,   Vinogradov.
Aug 14, 1997 08:55:57 2885 Mir:65611 Undocking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM25"   (crew: Tsibliyev,   Lazutkin ) from fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM26" .

Crew of station "Mir"   after undocking: Foale,   Solovyov,   Vinogradov.
Aug 14, 1997 11:21:53 2887 Mir:65612 Deorbit burn of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM25"   (crew: Tsibliyev,   Lazutkin ).
Aug 14, 1997 12:17:10 2888 Mir:65613 Landing of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM25"   (crew: Tsibliyev,   Lazutkin ).
Aug 15, 1997 13:29:20 156 Mir:65629 Undocking (redocking to another docking unit) of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM26"   (crew: Solovyov,   Vinogradov,   Foale ) from module "Kvant"   of station "Mir" .

There is nobody at the station "Mir" .
Aug 15, 1997 14:13:04 157 Mir:65630 Docking (redocking to another docking unit) of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM26"   (crew: Solovyov,   Vinogradov,   Foale ) to fore (transitional) unit of station "Mir" .

Crew of station "Mir"   after docking: Solovyov,   Vinogradov,   Foale.
Aug 18, 1997 12:52:46 694 Mir:65676 Docking of "Progress M-35"   to module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM26"   in TOC mode.
Aug 19, 1997 10:09:46 189
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-85"   (crew: Brown,   Rominger,   Davis,   Curbeam,   Robinson,   Tryggvason ).
Aug 19, 1997 11:09:07 190
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-85"   (crew: Brown,   Rominger,   Davis,   Curbeam,   Robinson,   Tryggvason ).

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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