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

 

Table 2-51. Skylab 4 Characteristics

 

Date of launch (ETR launch complex):

Nov. 16, 1973 (39B)

Mission designation:

Skylab 4

Spacecraft designation:

SM-118

CM-118

Launch vehicle designation (class):

SA-208 (Saturn IB)

Spacecraft weight (kg):

20 850 (docked configuration, 87 126)

Spacecraft shape, dimensions (m):

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

Crew:

Gerald P. Carr, Commander; Edward G. Gibson, Science Pilot; William R. Pogue, Pilot

Backup crew:

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

Apogee/perigee at insertion (km):

150.1 x 227.08

No. of orbits:

1214

Period:

approx. 93 min.

Length of mission:

84 days, 1 hrs., 16 min. (splashdown: Feb. 8, 1974, 11:17 a.m.)

Distance traveled:

55.5 mill km

EVA time:

22 hr., 21 min.

Earth landing coordinates:

31°18'N. 119°48'W (Pacific 0.)

Recovery ship:

USS New Orleans (crew onboard in 40 min.)

Objectives and results:

see table 2-48.


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