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Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 26, 1985 at 7:29 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 3 at 1:33 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 109 times at an altitude of 225 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.8 million miles. Three communications satellites were deployed: MORE LOS-B (Mexico), AUSSAT-2 (Australia) and SATCOM KU-2 (RCA Americom). MORELOS-B and AUSSAT-2 were attached to the Payload Assist Module-D motors, SATCOM KU-2 to a...
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