First satellite photo - Explorer VI



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English: Re-deployment of INTELSAT VI after repairs on STS-49.
Date 16 May 1992(1992-05-16)
Source NASA
Author NASA
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Name of Image: STS-49 Repairs INTELSAT IV
MIX #: 9301572
NIX #: MSFC-9301572
Date of Image: 1992-05-13
Category: Space Shuttle Projects

Full Description: STS-49, the first flight of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour, lifted off from launch pad 39B on May 7, 1992 at 6:40 pm CDT. The STS-49 mission was the first U.S. orbital flight to feature 4 extravehicular activities (EVAs), and the first flight to involve 3 crew members working simultaneously outside of the spacecraft. The primary objective was the capture and redeployment of the INTELSAT VI (F-3), a communication satellite for the International Telecommunication Satellite organization, which was stranded in an unusable orbit since its launch aboard the Titan rocket in March 1990. The 4.5 ton INTELSAT VI was successfully snared by three astronauts on a third EVA. In this photo, the satellite, with its newly deployed perigee stage, begins its separation from the Shuttle.
(MRPO) MRD/SPD Discipline(s): n/a
(MRPO) Subject Type: n/a
Keywords: STS-49, INTELSAT VI, Separation
MSFC Negative Number: 9301572
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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Photo's description:
The first photo of Earth from a satellite in orbit. This is the first crude picture obtained from Explorer VI Earth satellite launched August 7, 1959. It shows a sun-lighted area of the Central Pacific ocean and its cloud cover. The picture was made when the satellite was about 17,000 miles above the surface of the earth on August 14, 1959. At the time, the satellite was crossing Mexico. The signals were received at the South Point, Hawaii, tracking station.
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