Launch of communication satellite from shuttle.

Launch of communication satellite from shuttle.

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Space shuttle Discovery (Mission 51-D, the 16th shuttle flight), showing the Telesat-1 (Anik C-1) satellite being deployed into Earth's orbit from the cargo bay of Discovery on Mission 51-D's first day in space (12th April 1985). In the centre of the image (folded in a stowage position against & aft of the U.S. Navy's communications satellite) is the antenna for Syncom 4 (LEASAT). Mission 51-D was 7 days in space, from the 12th to 19th April, 1985.

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Keywords: in flight, manned spaceflight, mission 51-d, space shuttle discovery, syncom 4 (leasat), telesat-1 (anik c-1)

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