LDEF (Postflight), S0001 : Space Debris Impact Experiment, Tray E07
LDEF (Postflight), S0001 : Space Debris Impact Experiment, Tray E07 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 block located at the center of the lower tray flange has been exposed to a greater atomic oxygen flux than paint on the clamp block located at the center of the left flange and appears to be less contaminated and therefore brighter. The pink and the greenish-gray tints on the two (2) debris panels are by-product of the chromic anodize coating process and not attributed to contamination and/or exposure to the space environment. The streaks on the debris panels in the flight photographs are almost invisible since the blue sky reflection is not present. The light band along the sides and across the bottom of the panels is caused by light reflecting from the tray sidewalls.
NASA Identifier: L90-13425 KSC-390C-1032.03