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IUS with Magellan spacecraft drifts into space after STS-30 deployment

1989-05-04

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

STS030-71-063 (4 May 1989) --- This scene is one of two released by NASA showing the process of solar array panel deployment on the Magellan spacecraft. Panels are not fully extended in this frame. The spacecraft had earlier been released by the STS-30 crewmembers to begin its long journey to the planet Venus for an extensive radar mapping mission. The frame was photographed through Atlantis? aft flight deck windows with a handheld 70mm camera. The complementary photograph is STS030-71-070.

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  • Title: IUS with Magellan spacecraft drifts into space after STS-30 deployment
  • Date Created: 1989-05-04
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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