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S37-99-053 - STS-037 - The Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) grappled by the RMS during STS-37 deployment

S37-99-053 - STS-037 - The Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) grappled by the RMS during STS-37 deployment

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Description: Backdropped against the Earth's surface, the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) with its solar array (SA) panels deployed is grappled by the remote manipulator system (RMS) during STS-37 systems checkout. GRO's four complement instruments are visible: the Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET)(at the bottom); the Imaging Compton Telescope (COMPTEL) (center); the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) (top); and Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) (on four corners). The view was taken by STS-37 crew through an aft flight deck overhead window.

Subject Terms: STS-37, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), GAMMA RAY OBSERVATORY, PAYLOAD BAY, REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM, PAYLOAD DEPLOYMENT & RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, SOLAR ARRAYS, EARTH SURFACE

Date Taken: 4/7/1991

Categories: Payloads

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Preservation File Format: TIFF

feat: GRO DEPLOYMENT

nlat: 14.1

nlon: -18.8

azi: 194

alt: 245

elev: 82
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1991
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