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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: The inertial upper stage (IUS) / Tracking and Data Relay Satellite F (TDRS-F) spacecraft combination is backdropped against the blackness of space minutes after its release from Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105. Below is the Earth's cloud-covered surface. OV-105's orbital maneuvering system (OMS) engines have been ignited to separate the orbiter from the IUS/ TDRS spacecraft. The IUS ... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: The inertial upper stage (IUS) / Tracking and Data Relay Satellite F (TDRS-F) spacecraft combination is backdropped against the blackness of space minutes after its release from Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105. Below is the Earth's cloud-covered surface. OV-105's orbital maneuvering system (OMS) engines have been ignited to separate the orbiter from the IUS/ TDRS spacecraft. The IUS nozzle is pointed toward OV-105 with the TDRS, still in stowed configuration, barely visible on top of it. IUS/TDRS was deployed during STS-54's first day. Subject Terms: STS-54, ENDEAVOUR (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), EARTH LIMB, INERTIAL UPPER STAGE, PAYLOAD DEPLOYMENT & RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, TDR SATELLITES Date Taken: 1/13/1993 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF feat: NON-EARTHOBS nlat: 11.1 nlon: -107.2 azi: 206 alt: 164 elev: 54. less
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