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The final tasks to prepare the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes are completed aboard Discovery at Launch Complex 39A.

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The final tasks to prepare the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2) payload for the STS-85 mission are completed aboard Discovery at Launch Complex 39A. The CRISTA is a system of three telescopes and four spectrometers to measure infrared radiation emitted by the Earth’s middle atmosphere. During the 11-day mission, the CRISTA-SPAS-2 free-flying satellite will be deployed from Discovery and retrieved later in the flight. Also onboard the satellite will be the Middle Atmosphere High Resolution Spectrograph Investigation (MAHRSI) to measure ultraviolet radiation emitted and scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere.

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  • Title: The final tasks to prepare the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes are completed aboard Discovery at Launch Complex 39A.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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