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The LDEF Benefits

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4-1982 8:00 AM

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The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) will provide unique, needed, and affordable opportunities for large numbers of researchers in diverse fields to work in space, and, it is expected that LDEF experimenters will identify new ways to make space work for man.

The LDEF is essentially a free-flying cylindrical rack which is transported to and from space via the shuttle and on which many experiments, each contained in standard trays, are mounted.

This paper focuses on the types of experiments planned for the first LDEF mission' to illustrate the benefits from the LDEF/shuttle activity. The paper also briefly describes the LDEF and its mode of operation.

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Apr 1st, 8:00 AM

The LDEF Benefits

The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) will provide unique, needed, and affordable opportunities for large numbers of researchers in diverse fields to work in space, and, it is expected that LDEF experimenters will identify new ways to make space work for man.

The LDEF is essentially a free-flying cylindrical rack which is transported to and from space via the shuttle and on which many experiments, each contained in standard trays, are mounted.

This paper focuses on the types of experiments planned for the first LDEF mission' to illustrate the benefits from the LDEF/shuttle activity. The paper also briefly describes the LDEF and its mode of operation.

 

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