The original finding aid described this as: Description: Sequence of photos (025-053) depicting the deployment of the Telstar communications satellite from the payload bay of the shuttle Discovery by the STS-41D crew. The cylindrical satellite spins and rises past the shuttle stabilizer from its protective cradle in the space shuttle payload bay. Behind it is another closed protective shield. Heavy clouds cover much of the Earth in the background. Subject Terms: COMMUNICATION SATELLITES DEPLOYMENT PAYLOAD BAY SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D DISCOVERY (ORBITER) Date Taken: 9/1/1984 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Element: Shuttle Payload Bay Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF feat: TELSTAR 3 DEPLOY nlat: 1 nlon: -17.9 azi: 118 alt: 166 elev: 82.