Solar Maximum Satellite in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Challenger, 1984.

NASA

Solar Maximum Satellite in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Challenger, 1984.
3 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

Description

During Shuttle mision 41-C, launched on 6th April 1984, astronauts Nelson and van Hoften captured the Solar Maximum Satellite, that had failed in orbit four years before, taking it back to Challenger where they repaired and released it again. This was the first repair of a satellite in space.

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