Re: Information required.

Stuart Eves (
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 22:54:48 +0100

I believe the largest-ever man-made object in space is the Mir space-
station, which currently weighs in at around 135 tonnes. Of course, Mir
was launched by Proton from Baykonur as several separate modules, and
assembled on orbit over a long period of time.



In message <v02140b00b3389cd78a78@[]>, "J. Lee Blanton"
<> writes
>"Izak Marais" <> wrote:
>>Can someone please tell me what the largest (heaviest) single satellite
>>was, launched to date, plus details of when, from where, launch vehicle
>>etc.  Needed for a presentation to students.
>The Apollo CM/SM/LEM + S4B upper stage was pretty large.
>Launch vehicle: Saturn V
>Dates: 1969-1972

Stuart Eves