Shuttle-related

Space Shuttle-related satellites
(deployed; or retrieved, repaired,
and re-deployed; or recovered satellites)

Shuttle-related

Below is a checklist of Space Shuttle-related (deployed; or retrieved, repaired, and re-deployed; or recovered) satellites, including launch dates and images of the satellites. A master list of un-manned satellites, including acronyms and full names is available, or click the 'Satellite' column title below. This is a work in progress, and completeness is our goal. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Space Shuttle-related satellites include those that were:


SatelliteShuttle/MissionLaunch DateImages
referencelaunch coversother postal items
Space Shuttle-related satellites (1981 — 2011)
SMM[rocket-launched]1980-02-14SMMSMM (deployed)SMM
STS-13 (41C) / Challenger [repair]1984-04-06SMM (repair)
SBS-3STS-5 / Columbia1982-11-11SBS-3
Anik-C3 / Telesat-6Anik-C/DAnik-C3
TDRS-1STS-6 / Challenger1983-04-04TDRS-1 (STS-6/Challenger-deployment)
TDRS-1
TDRS-1TDRS
Anik-C2 / Telesat-7 / Nahuel-I2STS-7 / Challenger1983-06-18Anik-C/DAnik-C2
Palapa-B1Palapa-B1Palapa-B1Palapa
SPAS-1SPAS-1SPAS-1SPAS
Insat-1BSTS-8 / Challenger1983-08-30Insat-1Insat-1BInsat-1B
Palapa-B2STS-11 (41B) / Challenger [launched]1984-02-03Palapa-B2 (deployed)Palapa
STS-19 (51A) / Discovery [recovered]1984-11-08Palapa-B2 (recovered)
Westar-6STS-11 (41B) / Challenger [deployed]1984-02-03Westar-1
Westar
Westar-6 (deployed)Westar
STS-19 (51A) / Discovery [recovered]1984-11-08Westar-6 (recovered)
SPAS-1ASTS-11 (41B) / Challenger1984-02-03SPAS-1SPAS-1ASPAS
LDEFSTS-13 (41C) / Challenger [deployed]1984-04-06LDEFLDEF (deployed)LDEF
STS-32R / Columbia [recovered]1990-01-09LDEF (recovered)
SBS-4STS-16 (41D) / Discovery1984-08-30SBS-4SBS-4 (STS-41D/Discovery-deployment)
Syncom-4-2 / Leasat-F2LeasatLeasat-F2Leasat
Telstar-3CTelstar-301Telstar-3CTelstar
ERBS / SAGE-2STS-17 (41G) / Challenger1984-10-05ERBS
ERBS
ERBS
ERBS (with STS-41G/Challenger)
ERBSERBS
Anik-D2 / Telesat-8 / Satcom-4R / Arabsat-1DRSTS-19 (51A) / Discovery1984-11-08Anik-C/DAnik-D2
Syncom-4-1 / Leasat-F1LeasatLeasat-F1Leasat
Magnum-1 / Orion-1 / USA-8STS-20 (51C) / Discovery1985-01-24Magnum-1
Anik-C1 / Telesat-9 / Nahuel-I1 / Brazil-1TSTS-23 (51D) / Discovery1985-04-12Anik-C/DAnik-C1
Syncom-4-3 / Leasat-F3LeasatLeasat-F3 (deployed)Leasat
STS-27 (51I) / Discovery [repair]1985-08-29Leasat-F3 (repair)
NUSAT [amateur-built]STS-24 (51B) / Challenger1985-04-29NUSATNUSAT
GLOMR (GLOMR-1)STS-24 (51B) / Challenger [attempted-deployment]1985-04-29GLOMRGLOMR (attempted-deployment)
STS-30 (61A) / Challenger [deployed]1985-10-30GLOMR-1
Telstar-3D1STS-25 (51G) / Discovery1985-06-17Telstar-301Telstar-3D1Telstar
Morelos-1Morelos-1Morelos-1Morelos
Arabsat-1BArabsat-1Arabsat-1B
SPARTAN-101SPARTAN-101SPARTAN-101SPARTAN
PDPSTS-26 (51F) / Challenger1985-07-29PDPPDP
Syncom-4-4 / Leasat-F4STS-27 (51I) / Discovery1985-08-29LeasatLeasat-F4Leasat
ASC-1ASC-1
Aussat-A1 / Optus-A1Aussat-AAussat-A1Aussat
Aussat
Aussat
DSCS-3-B4/5 / USA-11/12STS-28 (51J) / Atlantis1985-10-03DSCS-3DSCS-3-B4/5
Aussat-A2 / Optus-A2STS-31 (61B) / Atlantis1985-11-27Aussat-AAussat-A2Aussat
Aussat
Aussat
Morelos-2Morelos-2Morelos
Satcom-Ku2Satcom-Ku2
OEX-TargetOEX-TargetOEX-Target
Satcom-Ku1STS-32 (61C) / Columbia1986-01-12Satcom-Ku1
TDRS-2 [failed]STS-33 (51L) / Challenger [failed]1986-01-28TDRS-2TDRS
SPARTAN-203 [failed]SPARTAN-203SPARTAN-203SPARTAN
TDRS-3STS-26R / Discovery1988-09-26TDRS-3TDRS
Lacrosse-1 / Onyx-1 / USA-34STS-27R / Atlantis1988-12-02Lacrosse-1
TDRS-4STS-29R / Discovery1989-03-13TDRS-4TDRS
MagellanSTS-30R / Atlantis1989-05-04Magellan
Magellan
MagellanMagellan
SDS-2-1 / USA-40STS-28R / Columbia1989-08-08SDS-2SDS-2-1
GLOMR? / SSF / USA-41GLOMRGLOMR? / SSF
GalileoSTS-34 / Atlantis1989-10-18Galileo
Galileo
Galileo (STS-34/Atlantis-deployed, booster attached)
GalileoGalileo
Magnum-2 / Orion-2 / USA-48STS-33R / Discovery1989-11-23Magnum-2
Syncom-4-5 / Leasat-F5STS-32R / Columbia1990-01-09LeasatLeasat-F5Leasat
Misty-1 / USA-53STS-36 / Atlantis1990-02-28Misty-1
Intelsat-6-3[rocket-launched]1990-03-14Intelsat-6Intelsat-6-3 (rocket-launch)Intelsat-6
STS-49 / Endeavour [repair]1992-05-08Intelsat-6-3 (repair)
Hubble / HSTSTS-31R / Discovery [deployed]1990-04-25Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST (with Space Shuttle)
Hubble / HST (with Space Shuttle)
Hubble / HST (deployed)Hubble / HST
STS-61 / Endeavour [1st repair]1993-12-02Hubble / HST (1st repair)
STS-82 / Discovery [2nd repair]1997-02-11Hubble / HST (2nd repair)
STS-103 / Discovery [3rd repair]1999-12-19Hubble / HST (3rd repair)
STS-109 / Columbia [4th repair]2002-03-01Hubble / HST (4th repair)
STS-125 / Atlantis [5th repair]2009-05-11Hubble / HST (5th repair)
UlyssesSTS-41 / Discovery1990-10-06Ulysses
Ulysses
UlyssesUlysses
SDS-2-2 / USA-67STS-38 / Atlantis1990-11-16SDS-2SDS-2-2
ProwlerProwler
GLOMR? / MPEC / USA-70STS-39 / Discovery1991-04-28GLOMRGLOMR? / MPEC
IBSS-SPAS (SPAS-2)SPAS-2SPAS-2SPAS
CGROSTS-37 / Atlantis1991-04-05CGRO
CGRO
CGRO
Compton / CGROCompton / CGRO
TDRS-5STS-43 / Atlantis1991-08-02TDRS-5TDRS
UARSSTS-48 / Discovery1991-09-15UARS
UARS
UARS
UARS (with STS-48/Discovery)
UARSUARS
DSP-16 / USA-75STS-44 / Atlantis1991-11-21DSP-14 (similar)DSP-16
TSS-1STS-46 / Atlantis1992-07-31TSS-1
TSS-1
TSS-1TSS-1 (STS-46/Atlantis-deployment)
EURECA-1STS-46 / Atlantis [deployed]1992-07-31EURECA
EURECA-1 (STS-46/Atlantis-deployment)
EURECA-1 (deployed)
STS-57 / Endeavour [recovered]1993-06-21EURECA-1 (recovered)
LAGEOS-2STS-52 / Columbia1992-10-22LAGEOS-2LAGEOS-2
SDS-2-3 / USA-87STS-53 / Discovery1992-12-02SDS-2SDS-2-3
ODERACSODERACS-1ODERACS
TDRS-6STS-54 / Endeavour1993-01-13TDRS-6TDRS
SPARTAN-201-F1STS-56 / Discovery1993-04-08SPARTAN-201SPARTAN-201-F1SPARTAN
ACTSSTS-51 / Discovery1993-09-12ACTSACTS
OREFUS-SPAS-1OREFUS-SPAS-1OREFUS-SPAS-1SPAS
BremSatSTS-60 / Discovery1994-02-03BremSatBremSat
WSF-1 [failed]WSF-1
ODERACS-1ODERACS-1ODERACS-1
SPARTAN-201-F2STS-64 / Discovery1994-09-09SPARTAN-201SPARTAN-201-F2SPARTAN
CRISTA-SPAS-1STS-66 / Atlantis1994-11-03CRISTA-SPASCRISTA-SPAS-1SPAS
SPARTAN-204STS-63 / Discovery1995-02-03SPARTAN-204SPARTAN-204SPARTAN
ODERACS-2ODERACS-1ODERACS-2
SFU[rocket-launched]1995-03-18SFUSFU (launched)SFU
STS-72 / Endeavour [recovered]1996-01-13SFU (recovered)
TDRS-7STS-70 / Discovery1995-07-13TDRS-7TDRS-7TDRS
WSF-2STS-69 / Endeavour1995-09-07WSF-2WSF-2
SPARTAN-201-F3SPARTAN-201SPARTAN-201-F3SPARTAN
SPARTAN-206 / OAST FlyerSTS-72 / Endeavour1996-01-13SPARTAN-206SPARTAN-206SPARTAN
TSS-1RSTS-75 / Columbia1996-02-22TSS-1
TSS-1
TSS-1RTSS-1 (STS-75/Columbia-deployment)
PAMS-STUSTS-77 / Endeavour1996-05-19PAMS-STU (STS-77/Endeavour-deployment)PAMS-STU
SPARTAN-207SPARTAN-207SPARTAN-207SPARTAN
WSF-3STS-80 / Columbia1996-11-19WSF-3
OREFUS-SPAS-2OREFUS-SPAS-2OREFUS-SPAS-2SPAS
CRISTA-SPAS-2STS-85 / Discovery1997-08-07CRISTA-SPASCRISTA-SPAS-2SPAS
SPARTAN-201-F4STS-87 / Columbia1997-11-18SPARTAN-201SPARTAN-201-F4SPARTAN
AERCam-SprintAERCam-SprintAERCam-Sprint
Pansat-OSCAR-34 (PO-34)STS-95 / Discovery1998-10-29OSCAR-34OSCAR-34OSCAR
SPARTAN-201-F5SPARTAN-201SPARTAN-201-F5SPARTAN
SAC-ASTS-88 / Endeavour1998-12-04SAC-ASAC-ASAC
Mightysat-1 (P97-2)Mightysat-1Mightysat-1
STARSHINE-1STS-96 / Discovery1999-05-27STARSHINE-1STARSHINE-1
Chandra / CXO / AXAFSTS-93 / Columbia1999-07-23CXO (early-design)
CXO
CXO
Chandra / CXOChandra / CXO
SimpleSatSTS-105 / Discovery2001-08-10SimpleSatSimpleSat
STARSHINE-2STS-108 / Endeavour2001-12-05STARSHINE-2STARSHINE-2
MEPSI-1STS-113 / Endeavour2002-11-23MEPSI-1A+B+PLAMEPSI-1
ANDE (RAFT-1, Navy-OSCAR-60, NO-60)STS-116 / Discovery2006-12-10OSCAR-60OSCAR-60+61+62OSCAR
ANDE (MAA, Navy-OSCAR-61, NO-61)OSCAR-61+62
ANDE (FCal, Navy-OSCAR-62, NO-62)
MEPSI-2MEPSI-2
PSSCT-1STS-126 / Endeavour2008-11-15PSSCT-1PSSCT-1
Bevo-1 (PARADIGM / DRAGONSAT-1)STS-127 / Endeavour2009-07-15Bevo-1Bevo-1
AggieSat-2 (DRAGONSAT-2)AggieSat-2AggieSat-2
ANDE-2-AA (Castor), ANDE-2-PA (Pollux)ANDE-2-AA+PAANDE-2
PSSCT-2STS-135 / Atlantis2011-07-08PSSCT-2PSSCT-2
Total: 105 satellitesTotal: 73 out of 135 Space Shuttle missions2

1There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B!
275 out of 135 Space Shuttle missions were related to un-manned satellites (excluding fixed payloads and International Space Station (ISS) modules).


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