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Osta-1: Shuttle's First Scientific And Applications Payload
Author(s): Louis J. Demas; James V. Taranik
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Paper Abstract

The first four flights of the Space Shuttle will primarily test and evaluate the performance and systems of the Space Transportation System (STS). A secondary objective of these first orbital flight tests will be to demonstrate the Shuttle's operational capability of providing a platform for scientific and applications research. The first scientific and applications payload to fly on the Shuttle will be carried on its second test flight. This first payload is called OSTA-1 for NASA's Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications which provided most of its experiments. The experiments selected for the OSTA-1 payload are primarily concerned with remote sensing of land resources, atmospheric phenomena and ocean conditions. Instrument development is complete and final preparations are underway for the integration of OSTA-1 for the second Shuttle flight. Functional tests are being conducted at the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for installation of the payload into the Shuttle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0284, NASA-ESA Spacelab Systems and Programs, (1 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965778
Show Author Affiliations
Louis J. Demas, NASA Headauarters (United States)
James V. Taranik, NASA Headquarters (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0284:
NASA-ESA Spacelab Systems and Programs
Jesse W. Moore, Editor(s)

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