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SPAS-01 was a German instrument package that was deployed and recovered by the STS 7 Shuttle mission. Ten experiments mounted on the Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS-01) performed research in forming metal alloys in microgravity and use of remote sensing scanner. Orbiter's small control rockets fired while SPAS-01 was held by the remote manipulator system to test movement on the extended arm.

Alternate Names

  • 14142
  • Shuttle Pallet Sat-01

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1983-06-22
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (United States)
  • Messerschmitt-Bolkov-Blohm (Federal Republic of Germany)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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