A NASA Columbia Shuttle mission, it was launched on October 22nd, 1992. Amongst the primary goals of the mission was the orbiting of the Laser Geodynamics Satellite (LAGEOS-II). The NASA/ASI LAGEOS-II satellite was released in its elliptical orbit by the ASI IRIS launch system (Italian Research Interim Stage). 

Hardware: Iris

Experiments: Lageos-2

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