Launch of a business satellite

Launch of a business satellite

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Caption: Launch of the Satellite Business System (SBS-3), the first commercial communications satellite to be deployed by the Space Shuttle. Shuttle Columbia (STS-5) carried the SBS along with a second satellite Anik C-3 during the mission which lasted from 11th-16th November 1982.

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Keywords: in flight, manned spaceflight, mission sts-05, payload launch, satellite business system sbs-3, satellite deployment, space shuttle columbia

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