NASA Photo ID: STS052-80-030       File Name: 10065335.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/01/92
  Title: STS-52 deployment of LAGEOS / IRIS spacecraft from OV-102's payload bay (PLB)
  Description:
  During STS-52 deployment activities, the Italian Research Interim Stage 
  (IRIS), a spinning solid fuel rocket, lifts the Laser Geodynamic Satellite
  II  (LAGEOS II) out of its support cradle and above the thermal shield
  aboard  Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102.  The remote manipulator system
  (RMS) arm,  with Material Exposure in Low Earth Orbit (MELEO), is
  positioned above the  port side sill longeron.  On the mission-peculiar
  equipment support structure  (MPESS) carriers in the center foreground is
  the United States (U.S.)  Microgravity Payload 1 (USMP-1) with Space
  Acceleration Measurement System  (SAMS), MEPHISTO (its French
  abbreviation), Lambda Point Experiment (LPE)  cryostat assembly (identified
  by JPL insignia), and LPE vacuum maintenance  assembly. Other payload bay
  (PLB) experiments visible in this image include:  (on the starboard wall
  (left)) the Canadian Experiments 2 (CANEX-2) Space  Vision System (SVS)
  Canadian Target Assembly (CTA) (foreground) and the  Attitude Sensor
  Package (ASP); and (on the port wall (right)) the Tank  Pressure Control
  Experiment / Thermal Phenomena (TPCE/TP) get away special  (GAS) canister.      
  
  Subject terms:
  ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES                   
  COLUMBIA (ORBITER)                      
  GEODYNAMICS                             
  GET AWAY SPECIALS (STS)                 
  IRIS SATELLITES                         
  ITALIAN SPACE PROGRAM                   
  PAYLOAD BAY                             
  PAYLOAD DEPLOYMENT & RETRIEVAL SYSTEM   
  REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM               
  SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
  STS-52                                  
  

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