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S44-71-006 - STS-044 - STS-44 DSP / IUS spacecraft rests in OV-104's PLB before release

S44-71-006 - STS-044 - STS-44 DSP / IUS spacecraft rests in OV-104's PLB before release

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The original finding aid described this as:

Description: STS-44 Defense Support Program (DSP) / Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) spacecraft rests on the Airborne Support Equipment (ASE) aft frame tilt actuator (AFTA) table in the payload bay (PLB) of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104. DSP components include Infrared (IR) sensor (top), Advance RADEC I (ARI), SHF Antenna, EHF Antenna, Link 2 High-Gain Antenna, and star sensor. The Earth's limb and the blackness of space create the backdrop for this scene.

Subject Terms: STS-44, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY, SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS, SPACELAB PAYLOADS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, DEFENSE PROGRAM, INERTIAL UPPER STAGE, EARTH LIMB

Date Taken: 11/25/1991

Categories: Payloads

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Element: Shuttle Payload Bay

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Preservation File Format: TIFF

feat: DEPLOY, DOD SATELLITE

nlat: -4.8

nlon: 94.6

azi: 181

alt: 195

elev: 74
STS-44

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1991
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