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S116E07828 - STS-116 - View of ANDE release from orbiter Discovery payload bay

S116E07828 - STS-116 - View of ANDE release from orbiter Discovery payload bay

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Description: As seen through windows on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Discovery, a Department of Defense pico-satellite known as Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment (ANDE) is released from the shuttle's payload bay by STS-116 crewmembers. ANDE consists of two micro-satellites which will measure the density and composition of the low Earth orbit (LEO) atmosphere while being tracked from the ground. The data will be used to better predict the movement of objects in orbit.

Subject Terms: STS-116, Discovery (Orbiter), Satellites

Date Taken: 12/21/2006

Categories: Payloads

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Digital Still

Preservation File Format: TIFF
STS-116

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2006
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