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Deployment of Ulysses

Date: 06 October 1990
Satellite: Ulysses
Depicts: The Ulysses-PAM-IUS composite after deployment
Copyright: NASA

Ulysses was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery on 6 October 1990 at 17:48 UTC.

The spacecraft was mounted on top of two propulsion modules, the Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) and the Payload Assisted Module (PAM). After deployment, the two-stage IUS (on the left) was fired first, followed by the PAM, and Ulysses (on the right) was injected into its interplanetary orbit.

Last Update: 28 September 2006

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