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Deployment of the SBS-4 communications satellite

1984-08-30

NASA

NASA

41D-36-034 (30 Aug 1984) --- Less than nine hours after the first launch of the Discovery, its astronaut crewmembers photographed deployment of the SBS-4 communications satellite. The cylindrical spacecraft spins and rises from its cradle-like protective shield to begin life in space. A number of maneuvers will place it in its desired orbit. A 70mm camera, aimed through the spacecraft’s aft flight deck windows, was used to expose the frame.

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  • Title: Deployment of the SBS-4 communications satellite
  • Date Created: 1984-08-30
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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