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Here are details about a : Space commemorative cover or Space Cover.
Cosmodrom : USA
Date of Cancellation: Nov. 27, 1989 Kind of Event : Launch Launch pad : USA KSC (FL)
habité?/manned?: homme Mission type : Military
ou?/where?: au sol - ground
autographe?: non - none
Description : During the mission, Discovery deployed a single satellite, USA-48. Experts believe that this was a secret Magnum ELINT (ELectronic INTtelligence) satellite headed for geosynchronous orbit, similar to that launched by STS-51-C in 1985, making this mission essentially a duplicate of that earlier mission.
The satellite replaced the one launched by STS-51-C, which was running out of the maneuvering fuel required for keeping its station over the Indian Ocean.
Andover post stamp.