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Lot n°169

Historical photograph : TDRS-E satellite rising towards orbit, mission STS-43

Estimation basse
300 €
Estimation haute
400 €

NASA. The impressive silhouette of the "TRACKING AND DATA RELAY SATELLITE" (TDRS-E) stands out against a dramatic Earth sky, with its carrier rocket at the base to carry it into its final orbit. TDRS-E majestically emerges from the payload bay of the space shuttle ATLANTIS (Mission STS-43). TDRS-E is built by TRW, and after its commissioning tests will be christened TDRS-5. It will replace its predecessor TDRS-3. This type of space-to-ground tracking and data relay satellite enables orbital communications, direct television transmissions from space and continuous dialogue between astronauts and ground control stations. August 2, 1991.
Vintage chromogenic print on paper: "This Paper manufactured by KODAK". NASA logo and numbering in the margin on the front. NASA logo and typed caption on back. 20.3x25.3cm with margins.

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