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KidSat Instrument Flight 1 (Mar '96) [[illustration]] Cargo-bay camera Dedicated CTVC Color CCD Video Camera (Ku or S-Band Downlink) CCTV Digital Camera Command & Data Computer (IBM 486 Thinkpad Computer-Model 755) w/ expansion chassis (not shown) [[image]] 2k x 3k color CCD 6 MBytes/raw frame [[image]] Camera and bracket mounted to Flight overhead window. Electronic Still Camera-2 (Modified Kodak DCS-460) Camera Lenses 50 mm 105 mm 180 mm 300 mm 400 mm Filters TBD SCSI (2MBytes/s) [[image]] Ku-Com or Orbiter Com Adapter cmds/data 128kbps/2-4Mbps Payload Data Interface Panel J4 Ku-Bar link (Ch 2 or 4 Mbps 128 kbps Data subset downlinked to WhiteSands/DomSat and routed to KidSat Info System for real-time data processing [[illustration]] Removable 350 MB hard discs for image storage [[illustration]] Lossless image data set available post-flight [[image]] Photo: NASA-JSC, STS-59. 4/94: Pilot Kevin Clifton performing Earth observations. Kevin in the commander for STS-76. KidsSat fit 1. J.Bake
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