LDEF (Postflight), S0001 : Space Debris Impact Experiment, Tray C07
The postflight photograph was taken in the SAEF II at KSC prior to experiment removal from the LDEF. The originally white paint dot on clamp blocks at the center of the upper tray flange and at each end of the bottom tray flange are an off-white or light tan color. Paint on the clamp blocks located at each end of the lower tray flange has been exposed to a greater atomic oxygen flux than paint on the upper flange clamp block and appears to be less contaminated and therefore brighter. The pink and the greenish-gray tints on the two (2) debris panels are a by-product of the chromic anodize coating process and not attributed to contamination and/or exposure to the space environment. The two (2) white spots in the lower left quadrant of the left debris panel appear to be debris impact craters. The light band along the right side and across the bottom of the panels is caused by light reflecting from the tray sidewalls.
NASA Identifier: L90-13427 KSC-390C-1032.05