STS-related

STS-related
(deployed; or retrieved, repaired,
and re-deployed; or recovered)

un-manned satellites

STS-related

Below is a checklist of STS-related (deployed; or retrieved, repaired, and re-deployed; or recovered) un-manned satellites, including launch dates and images of the satellites. A Master List of Un-manned Satellites 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.

STS-related satellites include those that were:

SatelliteShuttle/MissionLaunch DateImages
referencelaunch coversother postal items
STS-related satellites (1982 — 2011)
SMM[rocket-launched]1980-02-14 SMM
SMM (patch, with STS-41C/Challenger)
SMM [rocket-launched]SMM
STS-13 (41C) / Challenger [repaired]1984-04-06SMM (repaired)
SBS-3STS-5 / Columbia1982-11-11SBS-3SBS
Anik-C3 / Telesat-6Anik-C/D typeAnik-C3Anik
TDRS-1STS-6 / Challenger1983-04-04 TDRS-1 (STS-6/Challenger-deployment)
TDRS-1
TDRS-1 (patch, with STS-6/Challenger)
TDRS-1TDRS
Anik-C2 / Telesat-7 / Nahuel-I2STS-7 / Challenger1983-06-18Anik-C/D typeAnik-C2Anik
Palapa-B1Palapa-B1Palapa-B1Palapa
SPAS-1SPAS-1SPAS-1SPAS
Insat-1BSTS-8 / Challenger1983-08-30Insat-1Insat-1BInsat
Palapa-B2STS-11 (41B) / Challenger [deployed]1984-02-03Palapa-B2 (or Westar-6) (patch, with STS-41B/Challenger)Palapa-B2 (deployed)Palapa
STS-19 (51A) / Discovery [recovered]1984-11-08Palapa-B2 (recovered)
Westar-6STS-11 (41B) / Challenger [deployed]1984-02-03 Westar-1
Westar
Westar-6 (or Palapa-B2) (patch, with STS-41B/Challenger)
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]1984-04-06 LDEF
LDEF (patch, with STS-41C/Challenger)
LDEF (patch, with STS-32R/Columbia)
LDEF (deployed)LDEF
STS-32R / Columbia [recovered]1990-01-09LDEF (recovered)
SBS-4STS-16 (41D) / Discovery1984-08-30SBS-4SBS
Syncom-4-2 / Leasat-F2LeasatLeasat-F2Leasat
Telstar-3CTelstar-301Telstar-3CTelstar
ERBS / SAGE-2STS-17 (41G) / Challenger1984-10-05 ERBS
ERBS
ERBS
ERBS (patch, with STS-41G/Challenger)
ERBS (patch)
ERBSERBS
Anik-D2 / Telesat-8 / Satcom-4R / Arabsat-1DRSTS-19 (51A) / Discovery1984-11-08Anik-C/D typeAnik-D2Anik
Syncom-4-1 / Leasat-F1LeasatLeasat-F1Leasat
Magnum-1 / Orion-1 / USA-8STS-20 (51C) / Discovery1985-01-24Magnum-1 / Orion-1
Anik-C1 / Telesat-9 / Nahuel-I1 / Brazil-1TSTS-23 (51D) / Discovery1985-04-12Anik-C/D typeAnik-C1Anik
Syncom-4-3 / Leasat-F3LeasatLeasat-F3 (deployed)Leasat
STS-27 (51I) / Discovery [repaired]1985-08-29Leasat-F3 (repaired)
NUSat [amateur-built]STS-24 (51B) / Challenger1985-04-29 NUSat
NUSat
NUSat-1 (mockup)
NUSat (patch, with STS-51B/Challenger)
NUSat
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-101 SPARTAN-101
"SPARTAN-1" (patch, with STS-51G/Discovery)
SPARTAN-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
DSCS-3-B4/B5 / USA-11/12STS-28 (51J) / Atlantis1985-10-03 DSCS-3
DSCS-3 (patch)
DSCS-3 (patch)
DSCS-3-B4/5
Aussat-A2 / Optus-A2STS-31 (61B) / Atlantis1985-11-27Aussat-AAussat-A2Aussat
Morelos-2Morelos-1Morelos-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 / Atlantis1988-12-02LacrosseLacrosse-1Lacrosse-1
TDRS-4STS-29R / Discovery1989-03-13TDRS-4TDRS
MagellanSTS-30R / Atlantis1989-05-04 Magellan
Magellan
Magellan
Magellan (patch)
Magellan (patch)
MagellanMagellan
SDS-2-1 / USA-40STS-28R / Columbia1989-08-08SDS-2SDS-2-1SDS
GLOMR? / SSF / USA-41GLOMRGLOMR? / SSF
GalileoSTS-34 / Atlantis1989-10-18 Galileo
Galileo
Galileo
Galileo
Galileo (STS-34/Atlantis-deployed, booster attached)
Galileo probe
Galileo (patch)
Galileo (patch)
Galileo (patch)
GalileoGalileo
Magnum-2 / Orion-2 / USA-48STS-33R / Discovery1989-11-23Magnum-2 / Orion-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-launched]Intelsat-6
STS-49 / Endeavour [repaired]1992-05-08Intelsat-6-3 (repaired)
Hubble / HSTSTS-31R / Discovery [deployed]1990-04-25 Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST
Hubble / HST (with Space Shuttle)
Hubble / HST (with Space Shuttle)
Hubble / HST (deployment from STS-31)
Hubble / HST (patch)
Hubble / HST (patch)
Hubble / HST (patch, with STS-61/Endeavour)
Hubble / HST (deployed)Hubble / HST
STS-61 / Endeavour [SM-13]1993-12-02Hubble / HST (SM-13)
STS-82 / Discovery [SM-23]1997-02-11Hubble / HST (SM-23)
STS-103 / Discovery [SM-3A3]1999-12-19Hubble / HST (SM-3A3)
STS-109 / Columbia [SM-3B3]2002-03-01Hubble / HST (SM-3B3)
STS-125 / Atlantis [SM-43]2009-05-11Hubble / HST (SM-43)
UlyssesSTS-41 / Discovery1990-10-06 Ulysses
Ulysses
UlyssesUlysses
SDS-2-2 / USA-67STS-38 / Atlantis1990-11-16SDS-2SDS-2-2SDS
ProwlerProwler
GLOMR? / MPEC / USA-70STS-39 / Discovery1991-04-28GLOMRGLOMR? / MPEC
IBSS-SPAS (SPAS-2)SPAS-2SPAS-2SPAS
CGROSTS-37 / Atlantis1991-04-05 CGRO
CGRO
CGRO
CGRO
CGRO
CGRO (patch, with STS-37/Atlantis)
Compton / CGROCompton / CGRO
TDRS-5STS-43 / Atlantis1991-08-02TDRS-5TDRS
UARSSTS-48 / Discovery1991-09-15 UARS
UARS (early-design?)
UARS (early-design?)
UARS
UARS (deployment from STS-48)
UARS (patch, with STS-48/Discovery)
UARSUARS
DSP-16 / USA-75STS-44 / Atlantis1991-11-21DSP-14 (similar)DSP-16DSP
TSS-1STS-46 / Atlantis1992-07-31 TSS-1
TSS-1
TSS-1TSS
EURECA-1STS-46 / Atlantis [deployed]1992-07-31 EURECA (early-design)
EURECA-1
EURECA-1 (deployment)
EURECA-1 (deployment)
EURECA-1 (deployment)
EURECA-1 (deployment)
EURECA-1 (deployment)
EURECA-1 (retrieval)
EURECA-1 (retrieval)
EURECA-1 (retrieval)
EURECA-1 (deployed)EURECA
STS-57 / Endeavour [recovered]1993-06-24EURECA-1 (recovered)
LAGEOS-2STS-52 / Columbia1992-10-22 LAGEOS-2
LAGEOS-2 (patch)
LAGEOS-2 (patch, with STS-52/Columiba)
LAGEOS-2 (patch, with STS-52/Columiba, back)
LAGEOS-2LAGEOS
SDS-2-3 / USA-87STS-53 / Discovery1992-12-02SDS-2SDS-2-3SDS
ODERACSODERACS-1ODERACS
TDRS-6STS-54 / Endeavour1993-01-13TDRS-6TDRS
SPARTAN-201-F1STS-56 / Discovery1993-04-08 SPARTAN-201
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery)
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery, back)
SPARTAN-201-F1SPARTAN
ACTSSTS-51 / Discovery1993-09-12 ACTS
ACTS
ACTS
ORFEUS-SPAS-1ORFEUS-SPAS-1ORFEUS-SPAS-1SPAS
BremSatSTS-60 / Discovery1994-02-03BremSatBremSat
WSF-1 [failed]WSF-1
ODERACS-1ODERACS-1ODERACS-1
SPARTAN-201-F2STS-64 / Discovery1994-09-09 SPARTAN-201
SPARTAN-201-F2
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery)
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery, back)
SPARTAN-201-F2SPARTAN
CRISTA-SPAS-1STS-66 / Atlantis1994-11-03 CRISTA-SPAS
CRISTA-SPAS
CRISTA-SPAS-1 (patch, with STS-66/Atlantis)
CRISTA-SPAS-1 (patch, with STS-66/Atlantis, back)
CRISTA-SPAS-1SPAS
SPARTAN-204STS-63 / Discovery1995-02-03 SPARTAN-204
SPARTAN-204 (patch, with STS-63/Discovery)
SPARTAN-204 (patch, with STS-63/Discovery, back)
SPARTAN-204SPARTAN
ODERACS-2ODERACS-1ODERACS-2
SFU[rocket-launched]1995-03-18 SFU
SFU (patch, with STS-72/Endeavour)
SFU [rocket-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-F3 SPARTAN-201
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery)
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery, back)
SPARTAN-201-F3SPARTAN
SPARTAN-206 / OAST FlyerSTS-72 / Endeavour1996-01-13 SPARTAN-206
SPARTAN-206 (patch, with STS-72/Endeavour)
SPARTAN-206SPARTAN
TSS-1RSTS-75 / Columbia1996-02-22 TSS-1
TSS-1
TSS-1RTSS
PAMS-STUSTS-77 / Endeavour1996-05-19PAMS-STU (STS-77/Endeavour-deployment)PAMS-STU
SPARTAN-207SPARTAN-207SPARTAN-207SPARTAN
WSF-3STS-80 / Columbia1996-11-19 WSF-3 (patch, with STS-80/Columbia)
WSF-3 (patch, with STS-80/Columbia, back)
WSF-3
ORFEUS-SPAS-2 ORFEUS-SPAS-2
ORFEUS-SPAS-2 (patch, with STS-80/Columbia)
ORFEUS-SPAS-2 (patch, with STS-80/Columbia, back)
ORFEUS-SPAS-2SPAS
CRISTA-SPAS-2STS-85 / Discovery1997-08-07 CRISTA-SPAS
CRISTA-SPAS
CRISTA-SPAS-2 (patch, with STS-85/Discovery)
CRISTA-SPAS-2 (patch, with STS-85/Discovery, back)
CRISTA-SPAS-2SPAS
SPARTAN-201-F4STS-87 / Columbia1997-11-18 SPARTAN-201
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery)
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery, back)
SPARTAN-201-F4SPARTAN
AERCam-SprintAERCam-SprintAERCam-Sprint
Pansat-OSCAR-34 (PO-34)STS-95 / Discovery1998-10-29 OSCAR-34
OSCAR-34
OSCAR-34
OSCAR-34OSCAR
SPARTAN-201-F5 SPARTAN-201
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery)
SPARTAN-201 (patch, with STS-56/Discovery, back)
SPARTAN-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 / CXOSTS-93 / Columbia1999-07-23 CXO (early-design)
CXO
CXO
CXO
CXO (patch, with STS-93/Columbia)
Chandra / CXOChandra / CXO
SimpleSatSTS-105 / Discovery2001-08-10SimpleSatSimpleSat
STARSHINE-2STS-108 / Endeavour2001-12-05STARSHINE-2STARSHINE-2
MEPSI-1 [tethered]STS-113 / Endeavour2002-11-23MEPSI-1A/B+PLAMEPSI-1
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-2 [tethered]MEPSI-1A/B+PLAMEPSI-2
PSSCT-1STS-126 / Endeavour2008-11-14PSSCT-1PSSCT-1
Bevo-1 (PARADIGM / DRAGONSAT-1)STS-127 / Endeavour2009-07-15Bevo-1Bevo-1
AggieSat-2 (DRAGONSAT-2)AggieSat-2AggieSat-2
ANDE-2-Active (AA, Castor), ANDE-2-Passive (PA, Pollux)ANDE-2-AA/PAANDE-2
PSSCT-2STS-135 / Atlantis2011-07-08PSSCT-2PSSCT-2
Total: 105 satellitesSummary: 73 out of 135 Space Shuttle missions2

1There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B! See Boeing's Telstar-3 - AT&T's Advanced New Communications Satellite.
281 out of 135 Space Shuttle missions were related to un-manned satellites (or selected payloads, excluding International Space Station (ISS) modules).
3The official identification and numbering of the HST servicing missions (SM) is defined at the top of the HST page.


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