• Creator
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. 2/17/1973-
  • Created Date
  • 1981-04-12/2011-07-21
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-44 Defense Support Program (DSP) / Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) spacecraft, with forward airborne support equipment (ASE) payload retention latch ctuator released (foreground), is moved to predeployment position by the ASE aft frame tilt actuator (AFTA) table in the payload bay (PLB) of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104. Underneath the DSP / IUS combination, the umbilical boom is conn... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-44 Defense Support Program (DSP) / Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) spacecraft, with forward airborne support equipment (ASE) payload retention latch ctuator released (foreground), is moved to predeployment position by the ASE aft frame tilt actuator (AFTA) table in the payload bay (PLB) of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104. Underneath the DSP / IUS combination, the umbilical boom is connected to the IUS. DSP components include Infrared (IR) sensor (top), Advance RADEC (AR I), SHF Antenna, EHF Antenna, Link 2 High-Gain Antenna, star sensor, and stowed solar paddles (box-like structure around the base). The Earth's limb and the blackness of space create the backdrop for this deployment scene. Subject Terms: STS-44, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, EARTH LIMB, DEFENSE PROGRAM, INERTIAL UPPER STAGE, PAYLOAD BAY, SPACECRAFT ANTENNAS Date Taken: 11/24/1991 Original: Film Preservation File Format: TIFF. less
  • Format
  • Magnetic Disk
    Photographic Print
    Magnetic Media
    Photographic Materials
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted