STS-43 TDRS-E / IUS is deployed from OV-104’s payload bay (PLB)

Collection:
NASA Johnson Space Center Collection
Title:
STS-43 TDRS-E / IUS is deployed from OV-104’s payload bay (PLB)
Description:
During STS-43, the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite E (TDRS-E), atop the inertial upper stage (IUS) and raised to a 58-degree deployment position in the airborne support equipment (ASE) aft frame tilt actuator (AFTA) table with the forward frame ASE latch actuator released and umbilical cables separated, is released by a spring-loaded ejection system and a Super*zip ordnance separation device from Atlantis’, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104’s, payload bay (PLB). TDRS-E/IUS combination rises above OV-104’s PLB at approximately 0.4 foot per second. The scene is highlighted against the Earth’s limb and the cloud-covered Pacific Ocean below. In the foreground on the port side and mounted on a getaway special (GAS) adapter beam are (forward to aft) the two Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) GAS canisters (one with motorized door assembly (MDA)) and the Tank Pressure Control Experiment (TPCE) GAS canister. Along the starboard sill longeron is the Space Station Heat Pipe Advanced Radiator
Date Taken:
1991-08-11
Program:
Shuttle
Mission:
STS-043
Subject Terms:
EARTH
Subject Terms:
OCEAN
Subject Terms:
PACIFIC
Subject Terms:
LIMB
Subject Terms:
STAGE
Subject Terms:
ANTENNAS
Subject Terms:
DEPLOYMENT
Subject Terms:
SOLAR
Subject Terms:
RETRIEVAL
Subject Terms:
ARRAYS
Subject Terms:
SYSTEM
Subject Terms:
SATELLITES
Subject Terms:
(STS)
Subject Terms:
(ORBITER)
Subject Terms:
PAYLOAD
Subject Terms:
BAY
Subject Terms:
TDR
Subject Terms:
and
Subject Terms:
GET
Subject Terms:
AWAY
Subject Terms:
SPECIALS
Subject Terms:
INERTIAL
Subject Terms:
UPPER
Subject Terms:
ATLANTIS
Subject Terms:
STS-43
facet_what:
Earth
facet_what:
Beam
facet_what:
TDRS-E
facet_where:
Pacific Ocean
facet_where:
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Photo ID:
STS043-72-020
Film Type:
70mm
UID:
SPD-JSC-STS043-72-02 0
original url:
http://images.jsc.n…

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