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Space Shuttle Project

1992-08-06

NASA

NASA

This Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (STS-46) onboard photo is a close-up view of the Tethered Satellite System (TSS-1) in orbit above the Shuttle. A cooperative development effort by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and NASA, the Tethered Satellite System (TSS) made capable the deployment and retrieval of a satellite which is attached by a wire tether from distances up to 100 km from the Orbiter. These free-flying satellites are used as observation platforms outside of the Orbiter.

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  • Title: Space Shuttle Project
  • Date Created: 1992-08-06
  • Rights: MSFC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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