LDEF (Postflight), AO038 : Interstellar Gas Experiment, Tray E12
LDEF (Postflight), AO038 : Interstellar Gas Experiment, Tray E12 The postflight photograph was taken in the KSC SAEF II facility prior to removing experiments from the LDEF. The brown stains are still very prominent but seem to be less vivid than in the flight photograph. This may be due to the different lighting intensity and direction. The openings in the base plate for the grid voltage cable connectors show clearly and are thought to be the source of the brown stains around the connector. The beryllium copper collector foils are clearly visible in this photograph as are the baffles near the top of the canister housing. However, the fine wire mesh grid cannot be seen. Due to an experiment system malfunction, the canister collector foils that are visible were exposed for the total mission.
NASA Identifier: L90-13488 KSC-390C-1069.09