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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-39 Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (SPAS-II) / Infrared Background Signature Survey (IBSS) spacecraft is grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector and is positioned over Discovery's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103's, payload bay (PLB). In the background are the Air Force Program 675 (AFP-675) experiment support system (ESS), the aft PLB bulkhead, the vertical tail, and the orbit... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-39 Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (SPAS-II) / Infrared Background Signature Survey (IBSS) spacecraft is grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector and is positioned over Discovery's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103's, payload bay (PLB). In the background are the Air Force Program 675 (AFP-675) experiment support system (ESS), the aft PLB bulkhead, the vertical tail, and the orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods. SPAS-II is a Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) payload. This image was selected by the Public Affairs Office (PAO) for public release. Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, PAYLOAD DEPLOYMENT & RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM, SHUTTLE PALLET SATELLITES, STS-39, DISCOVERY (ORBITER) Date Taken: 5/3/1990 0:00 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 35MM CN Preservation File Format: TIFF. less
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