Detailed information about the SPARTAN 201 spacecraft can be found in the NASA Goddard Space Payload Division's SPARTAN 201 Web pages.
Mission duration: 40 hours Deployed mass: 1136 kg (3000 lb.) Length: 2.29 m (90 inches) Translation capability: none Attitude control: 3-axis stabilized, cold-gas thrusters, maximum slew rate of 1 degree/s, up to 500 single-axis maneuvers @ 1 degree/s Thermal control: Active and passive (electronics limited to 0 C to 50 C) Data storage: Onboard recorder, up to 3 Gbit available
An exploded view of the components of the SPARTAN spacecraft (151 Kbyte)
A view of SPARTAN 201 after its deployment on its first flight, on STS-56 (52 Kbyte JPEG)
SPARTAN 201 over the island of Crete (38 Kbyte JPEG) (It was cloudy over Sparta.)
SPARTAN 201 after finishing integration and test for flight 3, at Goddard Space Flight Center (45 Kbyte JPEG)
SPARTAN 201 and some of the Goddard Code 740 people who make it possible (43 Kbyte JPEG)
SPARTAN 201 and its flight support structure (white), which holds it in the Shuttle payload bay (60 Kbyte JPEG)
A view of the SPARTAN 201 grapple fixture, with which the Shuttle astronauts recover the SPARTAN with the Remote Manipulator System (71 Kbyte JPEG)
A view of the SPARTAN 201, before its first flight, after a truck trip that included Memphis, Tennessee (77 Kbyte JPEG)
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