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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: The STS-46 Tethered Satellite System 1 (TSS-1) satellite is reeled out via its thin Kevlar tether into the blackness of space during deployment operations from the payload bay of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104. At the bottom of the frame is the satellite upper boom including (top to bottom) the 12-m deployment boom, tip can, the docking ring, and the concentric ring damper. The Langm... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: The STS-46 Tethered Satellite System 1 (TSS-1) satellite is reeled out via its thin Kevlar tether into the blackness of space during deployment operations from the payload bay of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104. At the bottom of the frame is the satellite upper boom including (top to bottom) the 12-m deployment boom, tip can, the docking ring, and the concentric ring damper. The Langmuir probe and the dipole-field antenna are stowed at either side of the TSS-1 satellite. Subject Terms: STS-46, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS, TETHERED SATELLITES, DEPLOYMENT Date Taken: 8/4/1992 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF feat: NON-EARTHOBS nlat: -16.8 nlon: -100.3 azi: 310 alt: 162 elev: 39. less
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