ORFEUS telescope in Astro-SPAS spacecraft (collectively, ORFEUS-SPAS) undergoing pre-deployment checkout on the shuttle manipulator arm in September, 1993. The Berkeley spectrometer is clearly visible at the prime focus of the telescope. The two electronics boxes to the right of the telescope (in partial shadow) contain our supporting electronics. Extending from the telescope tube to the left is the AIT/LSW Echelle spectrometer. The small telescope in the foreground is the Astro-SPAS star tracker; the long, shiny tube on the far side of the platform is Princeton's IMAPS experiment. Affixed to the near side of the Astro-SPAS is a high definition IMAX movie camera, footage from which can be seen in the IMAX film "Destiny in Space."
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