NASA Photo ID: STS054-71-025       File Name: 10065448.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 01/19/93
  Title: During STS-54 IUS/TDRS is released from cradle/tilt table above OV-105's PLB
  During STS-54, with Endeavour's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105's, reaction
  control  system (RCS) thrusters inhibited, the pyrotechnic separation
  device  physically separates the inertial upper stage (IUS) / Tracking and
  Data Relay  Satellite F (TDRS-F) spacecraft from the payload bay (PLB) at
  approximately  0.4 foot per second.  The airborne support equipment (ASE)
  aft frame tilt  actuator (AFTA) table at 58-degree deployment position, the
  forward frame  cradle, and the released umbilical boom appear below the
  IUS/TDRS  spacecraft combination.  Stowed on top of the IUS are TDRS-F's
  solar array  panels, its single access antennas, and the SGL antenna.  In
  the foreground  is Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer (DXS) payload.  On the left
  is the DXS  starboard and the Hitchhiker avionics.  On the right is the
  port DXS.  The  entire scene is backdropped against the Earth's limb and
  its blue and white  surface.         
  Subject terms:
  EARTH LIMB                              
  EARTH SURFACE                           
  ENDEAVOUR (ORBITER)                     
  INERTIAL UPPER STAGE                    
  PAYLOAD BAY                             
  SOLAR ARRAYS                            
  SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
  TDR SATELLITES                          
  X RAY SPECTROSCOPY                      

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