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   Photo ID:

   STS035-28-022   


   Program:

   Shuttle   


   Mission:

   STS-035


   Date Taken:

   1990-12-10


   Film Type:

   35mm

Title:
STS-35 ASTRO-1 in OV-102's payload bay backdropped against Orion nebula
Description:
STS-35 Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) telescopes, in onorbit operating configuration, are documented in the payload bay (PLB) of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. To the right of the ASTRO-1 components is the Orion nebula. Three ultraviolet telescopes are mounted and precisely coaligned on a common structure, called the cruciform, that is attached to the instrument pointing system (IPS). Visible here are the star tracker (S TRK) (silver cone at the far left), the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT), and the Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE) (at top right).
Subject Terms:
ASTRO MISSIONS (STS) COLUMBIA (ORBITER) INSTRUMENT ORIENTATION ORION NEBULA PAYLOAD BAY POSITIONING SPACEBORNE ASTRONOMY STS-35 ULTRAVIOLET TELESCOPES
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