• 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 actuator released (foreground), is being raised 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... 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 actuator released (foreground), is being raised 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 I (ARI), 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) PAYLOAD BAY SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS SPACELAB PAYLOADS ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES DEFENSE PROGRAM INERTIAL UPPER STAGE EARTH LIMB Date Taken: 11/25/1991 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Element: Shuttle Payload Bay Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF feat: DEPLOY, DOD SATELLITE nlat: 16.9 nlon: 134.5 azi: 230 alt: 196 elev: 33. less
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