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41B-02-045 - STS-41B - Challenger's,Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 099,port payload bay door (PLBD) opens

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41B-02-045 - STS-41B - Challenger's,Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 099,port payload bay door (PLBD) opens

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Description: Challenger's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 099, port payload bay door (PLBD) opens over the STS-41B cargo including the Westar VI and Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS-01A), and the remote manipulator system (RMS) arm stowed on the port side sill longeron. The entire scene is in darkness as the door opens except for the tail which is reflecting sunlight, until scene (0048) when the door is completely open and the sun illuminates the cargo bay. The environmental protective cover over the Westar VI satellite is open during PLBD opening. Alternate numbering (order negatives by S-number): S84-27867 (41B-02-045)

Subject Terms: STS-41B, CHALLENGER (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY, DOORS, REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM

Date Taken: 2/3/1984

Categories: Spacecraft Orbital Operations

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Element: Shuttle Payload Bay

Original: Film - 35MM CN

Preservation File Format: TIFF
STS-41B

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1984
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The U.S. National Archives
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