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Re: Shuttle STS??




-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Johnson <dljohns@jeffnet.org>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 7:03 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Shuttle STS??


>Hey, was jus' wonderin'...
>
>How are the Space Shuttle mission numbers assigned such as STS-91, STS95?
>
>I know they aren't in sequential order.  Is a sequence of mission numbers
>pre-assigned to a particular orbiter?



The mission numbers do get assigned sequentially.  The launches do not
necessarily occur in order due mainly to availability of ther assigned
Shuttle Orbiter.

Ken Ernandes
n2wwd@amsat.org
http://www.mindspring.com/~n2wwd


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