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11/04/1984 Satellite repair on the orbit


Space Shuttle Flight 11 (STS-41C) Post Flight Presentation

American astronauts James van Hoften and George Nelson conducted a spacewalk to repair broken satellite SolarMax. They caught it, brought it on board of the Challenger Space Shuttle and replaced malfunctioning altitude control system. Catching the satellite was a very difficult job. It was a first such repair in history.
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    • Essentials 

    • Failure and repair 

    • Findings 

    • End of mission