• Description
  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) mounted floodlights illuminate PLB experiments, get away special (GAS) canisters, and orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods. PLB configuration (forward to aft) includes: Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI) pallet (in the shadowed foreground); empty Payload Flight Test Article (PFTA) non-standard orbiter payload guide and trunnion / scuff plates on port and starboar... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) mounted floodlights illuminate PLB experiments, get away special (GAS) canisters, and orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods. PLB configuration (forward to aft) includes: Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI) pallet (in the shadowed foreground); empty Payload Flight Test Article (PFTA) non-standard orbiter payload guide and trunnion / scuff plates on port and starboard longerons; empty Manipulator Positioning Mechanisms (MPMs) for Remote Manipulator System (RMS) upper arm, lower arm, and wrist on port longeron; GAS canisters (two on port side, two on starboard side) with U.S. Postal Service special philatelic covers; spacecraft sunshield closed over thermal blanket-covered airborne support equipment (ASE); and closed circuit television (CCTV) pan/tilt cameras on aft bulkhead. Vertical tail barely visible in shadows above OMS pods. RMS undergoing dynamic interaction test using PFTA is not in views. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, PAYLOAD BAY, SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS, STS-8 GET AWAY SPECIALS (STS), CHALLENGER (ORBITER), LIGHTING EQUIPMENT CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION Date Taken: 9/5/1983 Categories: Payload Bay Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Element: Shuttle Payload Bay Original: Film - 35MM CN Preservation File Format: TIFF. less
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