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  • 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 visible (foreground), rests the payload bay (PLB) of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, prior to deployment. Underneath the DSP / IUS combination, the umbilical boom is connected to the IUS. DSP components include Infrared (IR) sensor, Advan... 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 visible (foreground), rests the payload bay (PLB) of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, prior to deployment. Underneath the DSP / IUS combination, the umbilical boom is connected to the IUS. DSP components include Infrared (IR) sensor, Advance RACED I (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 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
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