STS052-71-056 - STS-052 - STS-52 CANEX-2 Canadian Target Assembly (CTA) held by RMS over OV-102's PLB
The original finding aid described this as:
Description: In operation during STS-52 above the payload bay (PLB) of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, is the Canadian Experiment 2 (CANEX-2) Space Vision System (SVS) experiment. Target dots have been placed on the Canadian Target Assembly (CTA), a small spacecraft, in the grasp of the Canadian-built remote manipulator system (RMS) arm. With the shuttle's closed circuit television (CCTV) system, the payload specialist monitors the movement of the 4-foot by 7-foot by 1.5-foot deployed spacecraft, whose surface is covered with many sets of dots of know spacing. As the satellite moved via the RMS, the SVS computer measured the changing position of the dots and provided real-time television display of the location and orientation of the CTA. This type of information is expected to help an operator guide the RMS or the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) of the future when berthing or deploying satellites. Also visible on the RMS is another CANEX-2 payload, the Material Exposure in Low Earth Orbit (MELEO). On the mission-peculiar equipment support structure (MPESS) carriers in the center background is the United States Microgravity Payload 1 (USMP-1) with Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS), MEPHISTO (its French abbreviation), Lambda Point Experiment (LPE) cryostat assembly (identified by JPL insignia), and LPE vacuum maintenance assembly. On the starbord wall (left) is the Attitude Sensor Package (ASP). Image 056 was selected by the Public Affairs Office.
Subject Terms: STS-52, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), CANADIAN SPACE PROGRAM, END EFFECTORS, PAYLOAD BAY, REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM, SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS, TARGETS
Date Taken: 10/29/1992
Original: Film - 70MM CT
Preservation File Format: TIFF