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Facts and Figures

Orbiter

Wing Span 23.79 meters

Length 37.24 meters

Height 17.27 meters

Payload Bay 18.3 meters x 4.6 meters

Payload Weight (launch max.) 24,948 kilograms (approx.)

 

Main Engine (each) Thrust at 100% throttle setting:

Sea Level 1,670 kilonewtons

Vacuum 2,100 kilonewtons

 

External Tank (ET)

Length 47 meters

Diameter 8.4 meters

Gross Weight (full) 750,980 kilograms

 

Solid Rocket Booster (SRB. each)

Length 45.46 meters

Diameter 3.7 meters

Thrust at Lift-off 4,685 kilonewtons

Gross Weight (approx.) 589,670 kilograms

 

Operations

Gross Lift-off Weight (approx.) 2,041,200 kilograms

Total thrust at launch 33,327 kilonewtons

SRB separation altitude 50 kilometers

SRB splashdown distance from KSC 260 kilometers

ET separation altitude (approx.) 120 kilometers

Orbital velocity (approx.) 27,869 kilometers/hour
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