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Was there any Space Shuttle mission whose primary target were e deploying satellites (space stations do not count).

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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean no science was performed, only a satellite payload was deployed? $\endgroup$ – GdD Aug 4 at 15:24
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    $\begingroup$ I understand such missions do not exist so I modified the question $\endgroup$ – Joe Jobs Aug 4 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ looks better, thanks! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Aug 5 at 2:19
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These early missions launched comsats for paying customers.

STS-5, 7, 8, 41-B, 41-D, 51-A, 51-D, 51-G, 51-I, 61-B, 61-C, 49

These missions launched geosynchronous comsats for NASA or other government agencies

STS-6, 26, 29, 32, 43, 54, 51, 70

These missions launched Earth-orbiting scientific or unclassified defense satellites for NASA or other government agencies

STS-41C, 41-G, 61-A, 31, 37, 48, 44, 46, 52, 53, 60, 63, 93

The payloads on several DOD dedicated missions remain classified.

This list does not include

  • satellites deployed from the shuttle and retrieved during the same mission.

  • tiny satellites for universities, etc., as Getaway Specials or other add-on payloads.

  • planetary probes deployed from shuttle

Reference: Space Shuttle Missions Summary

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    $\begingroup$ I prefer to change the question then, to ask about primary missions $\endgroup$ – Joe Jobs Aug 4 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ STS-32 was also used to retrieve a satellite but this is a nice list of STS satellite launches. I will change the question to match the answer list $\endgroup$ – Joe Jobs Aug 4 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ @JoeJobs I did not include missions with only retrievals, since your question asks about deployments $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Aug 4 at 16:06

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