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Skylab
Skylab as photographed bi its depairtin feenal crew (Skylab 4)
Skylab programme insignia
Station statistics
COSPAR ID1973-027A
Caw signSkylab
Crew3 per mission (9 tot)
LaunchMey 14, 1973
17:30:00 UTC
Launch padKennedy Space Center LC-39A
ReentryJulie 11, 1979
16:37:00 UTC
near Perth, Australie
Mission statusComplete
Mass170,000 lb (77,111 kg)[1]
w/o Apollo CSM
Length82.4 feet (25.1 m)
w/o Apollo CSM
Width55.8 feet (17.0 m)
w/ ane solar panel
Hicht36.3 feet (11.1 m)
w/ telescope moont
Diameter21.67 feet (6.6 m)
Pressurised volume12,417 cu ft (351.6 m3)
Perigee269.7 mi (434.0 km)
Apogee274.6 mi (441.9 km)
Orbital inclination50°
Orbital period93.4 min
Orbits per day15.4
Days in orbit2,249 days
Days occupied171 days
Nummer o orbits34,981
Distance travelled~890,000,000 mi (1,400,000,000 km)
Statistics as of Re-entry Julie 11, 1979
Configuration
Skylab confeeguration as planned

Skylab wis the Unitit States' first space station, orbitin Yird frae 1973 tae 1979, whan it fell back tae Yird amid huge warldwide media attention.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "EP-107 Skylab: A Guidebook". NASA. Retrieved February 28, 2017.