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Shuttle Atlantis
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Shuttle Atlantis


Shuttle Atlantis Specifications
Primary Function: Orbiter Vehicle (OV-104)
Contractor: Various; Rockwell Internationalís Space Transportation Systems Division
Crew: Seven
Unit Cost: N/A
Powerplant
  Three main engines running on liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen propellant, rated at 512,950 lb thrust each; two solid, reusable rocket boosters rated at 3,300,000 lb each at launch running on aluminum powder, iron oxide, and ammonium perchlorate powder.
Dimensions
Length: 121 ft
Wingspan: 78 ft
Height: 57 ft
Weights
Empty: 151,315 lb (68,635 kg)
With main engines: 171,000 lb (77,564 kg)
Performance
Speed: 17,500 mph -- typical orbit
Ceiling: N/A
Range: N/A
Armament
  N/A


Shuttle Atlantis Achievements
  • Shuttle Atlantis deployed the Galileo spacecraft.
  • Shuttle Atlantis deployed the Magellan Venus probe in 1989.
  • Shuttle Atlantis made seven consecutive trips to the Mir Space Station.


Shuttle Atlantis Photos
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