STS-94 was the reflight, with the same equipment and crew, of the curtailed STS-83 mission. Cargo Bay Payloads:
In-Cabin Payloads: SAREX, MSX
The mission this time went for its full two week duration and the crew completed the full list of experiments. The deorbit burn was on July 17, 1997 at 09:44 GMT and Columbia landed on KSC's Runway 33 at 10:46:34 GMT.
Following a modified processing session at Kennedy Space Center, Columbia lifted off a little late (because of some clouds downrange), at 18:02:02 GMT. The RSRM-62 solid rocket motors separated at 18:04 GMT. The ET-86 external tank separated at 18:11:13 GMT leaving Columbia in an elliptical transfer orbit which was circularized later by the OMS engines to a 296 x 301 km orbit inclined at 28.5 deg to the equator.
Development Test Objectives / Detailed Supplementary Objectives / Risk Mitigation Experiments
Payload And Vehicle Weights: Orbiter (Columbia) empty and 3 SSMEís: 85,114 kg; Shuttle System at SRB Ignition: 2,051,646 kg; Orbiter Weight at Landing with Cargo: 117,806 kg; MSL-1 Spacelab Module: 10,169 kg; CRYOFD: 346 kg; OARE: 114 kg. References: 4 , 7 , 276 .