SP-402 A New Sun: The Solar Results From Skylab

EIGHT SOLAR INSTRUMENTS without their protective coverings peer out of ATM's front end during final systems tests.

 

EIGHT SOLAR INSTRUMENTS without their protective coverings peer out of ATM's front end during final systems tests. Each instrument was attached to the supporting crosslike structure with legs designed so as not to introduce excessive structural loads or thermal gradients that could disturb the delicate alinement and pointing. During operation in space, the entire front of the package was covered with a shield containing aperture doors for each instrument to protect against solar radiation and contamination from surrounding space.


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