SP-4012 NASA HISTORICAL DATA BOOK: VOLUME III
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS 1969-1978
 

Table 2-49. Skylab 2 Characteristics

 

Date of launch (ETR launch complex):

May 25, 1973 (39B)

Mission designation:

Skylab 2

Spacecraft designation:

SM-116

CM-116

Launch vehicle designation (class):

SA-206 (Saturn IB)

Spacecraft weight (kg):

19 982 (docked configuration, 88 054)

Spacecraft shape, dimensions (in):

see tables 2-37 and 2-48 and fig. 2-6

Crew:

Charles Conrad, Jr., Commander; Joseph P. Kerwin, Science Pilot; Paul J. Weitz, Pilot

Backup crew:

Russell L. Schweikart, Commander; Story Musgrave, Science Pilot; Bruce McCandless, Pilot

Apogee/perigee at insertion (km):

357 X 156

No. of orbits:

404

Period:

approx. 93 min.

Length of mission:

28 days, 49 min., 49 sec. (splashdown: June 22, 1973, 9:49 a.m.)

Distance traveled:

18.5 mill km

EVA time:

5 hr., 41 min.

Earth landing coordinates:

24°45'N, 127°2'W (Pacific 0.)

Recovery ship:

USS Ticonderoga (crew onboard in 40 min.)

Objectives and results:

see table 2-48.


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