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

Table 2-50. Skylab 3 Characteristics

 

Date of launch (ETR launch complex):

July 28, 1973 (39B)

Mission designation:

Skylab 3

Spacecraft designation:

SM-117

CM-117

Launch vehicle designation (class):

SA-207 (Saturn IB)

Spacecraft weight (kg):

20 124 (docked configuration, 87 597)

Spacecraft shape, dimensions (m):

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

Crew:

Alan L. Bean, Commander; Owen K. Garriott, Science Pilot; Jack R. Lousma, Pilot

Backup crew:

Vance D. Brand, Commander; William E. Lenoir, Science Pilot; Don L. Lind, Pilot

Apogee/perigee at insertion (km):

231.3 x 154.7

No. of orbits:

858

Period:

approx. 93 min.

Length of mission:

59 days, 1 hrs., 9 min., 4 sec. (splashdown: Sept. 25, 1973, 6:20 p.m.)

Distance traveled:

39.4 mill km

EVA time:

13 hr., 44 min.

Earth landing coordinates:

30°47'N. 120°29'W (Pacific 0.)

Recovery ship:

USS New Orleans (crew onboard in 42 min.)

Objectives and results:

see table 2-48.


-
Back -