Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC
landing on Cape Canaveral (KSC
). Low cloads at Cape Canaveral and bad weather at
the emercency landing places forced a scrub on June 20, 1993.
retrieved the European built platform
(deployed on mission
in summer 1992). It was stowed in
the payload bay of the orbiter Endeavour.
in this mission was performed by David
on June 25, 1993 (5h 50m), to make final tests for
repairing works on the Hubble Space Telescope. An improperly installed
electrical connector on Endeavour's Remote Manipulator System (RMS
arm (installed 180 degrees off its correct position) prevented
from recharging its batteries with orbiter
power. A flight rule requiring anntenna stowage was waived and
was lowered into the payload bay without
latching its antenna. Mission Specialists David
's dual antennas against the science satellite.
After David Low
could gently push the arms against
's latch mechanisms, payload controllers then
drove the latches to secure each antenna.
In the remaining time of the
mission, the crew worked on experiments in the Spacehab module in the Shuttle's
lower deck. These experiments included studying body posture, the spacecraft
environment, crystal growth, metal alloys, wastewater recycling and the
behavior of fluids. Among the experiments was an evaluation of maintenance
equipment that may be used on the
. The diagnostic equipment portion of the Tools and
Diagnostics System experiment was performed by Nancy
. Using electronics test instruments including an
oscilloscope and electrical test meter, Nancy
conducted tests on a mock printed circuit board and
communicated with ground controllers via computer messages on suggested repair
procedures and their results.
Due to bad weather at Cape Canaveral the
landing was delayed 24 hours.