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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: During the STS-35 mission, the Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) payload, in its onorbit operating configuration, is documented in the payload bay (PLB) of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, against the backdrop of an Earth limb. In the center of the frame, three ultraviolet telescopes are mounted and precisely coaligned on a common structure, called the cruciform, that is attached to th... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: During the STS-35 mission, the Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) payload, in its onorbit operating configuration, is documented in the payload bay (PLB) of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, against the backdrop of an Earth limb. In the center of the frame, three ultraviolet telescopes are mounted and precisely coaligned on a common structure, called the cruciform, that is attached to the instrument pointing system (IPS). Visible on the cruciform are the star tracker (S TRK) (silver cone at left), the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) (behind S TRK), and the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) (at right). In the foreground and in front of the unpressurized spacelab pallet (U-pallet) is the igloo, a pressurized cylindrical container that houses the subsystems that provide such services as power, telemetry and commands to the instruments. Subject Terms: STS-35, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), ASTRO MISSIONS (STS), INSTRUMENT ORIENTATION, PAYLOAD BAY, POSITIONING, SPACEBORNE ASTRONOMY, ULTRAVIOLET TELESCOPES, EARTH LIMB Date Taken: 12/2/1990 0:00 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF feat: CARGO BAY-ASTRO-1 tilt: High Oblique cldp: 95 nlat: -7.1 nlon: -99.6 azi: 112 alt: 189 elev: 37. less
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