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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 the Earth's surface. ASTRO-1 is composed of: three ultraviolet telescopes mounted and precisely coaligned on a common structure called the cruciform that is attached to the in... 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 the Earth's surface. ASTRO-1 is composed of: three ultraviolet telescopes mounted and precisely coaligned on a common structure called the cruciform that is attached to the instrument pointing system (IPS); the star tracker (S TRK); the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT); and the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT). 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 SURFACE Date Taken: 12/10/1990 0:00 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF geon: REPUBLIC SOUTH AFRICA feat: ORANGE R.,COAST, ASTRO-1 lat: -29 lon: 17 tilt: Low Oblique cldp: 50. less
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