New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zdtung, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, May 2, 1991
Discovery performing space acrobatics for Star Wars test
New Braunfels VFW Post #7110 recently presented the MCJROTC unit a check for $400 to help cover expenses of their recent competition at the Houston military skills meet, where they captured their second Grand Champion trophy. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Lt. Col Owen Renfro; commanding officer, Cadet Major Jennifer Evans; 1 st Sgt. Ron Sommer; Cadet Captain Chris Preuss; post commander Earl Heaton; and post vice commander Chuck Godin. (NBISD Photo)
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — Space shuttle Discovery executed a couple of flip-flops today in a Star Wars experiment designed to help scientists develop a system for detecting and destroying enemy missiles.
After steering the spaceship to within VA miles of a $94 million satellite that’s gathering data on the shuttle’s exhaust plumes, the crew guided Discovery through two fancy flips 161 miles above Earth.
Mission Control reported that the project’s manager was “ecstatic at the data received.”
The high-flying acrobatics were a repeat of a Wednesday performance conducted with the two craft 6.2 miles apart.
Later today, the satellite was to study chemical and gas clouds sprayed from the shuttle and a canister released into orbit by the astronauts Wednesday.
Pentagon scientists want to use the data to develop sensors that can “read” a rocket’s exhaust and identify an enemy missile without getting fooled by camouflage gases or con-
fusing the missile with natural phenomena, such as atmospheric light.
After today’s tests, Discovery astronauts planned to snatch the satellite from space with the shuttle’s robot arm and tuck it back into the cargo bay.
The first plume test was delayed for nine hours Wednesday when the astronauts encountered trouble aiming the satellite, which had been released from the shuttle earlier in the day. The problem was solved and four tests were completed.
All seven crew members, who generally had been working in 12-hour shifts, had a hand in the technical turns.
Commander Michael Coats fired Discovery's right maneuvering engine, shaking the ship with a roar and sending out a long exhaust plume. The crew captured the display with the satellite’s infrared sensors and TV cameras.
The firing pushed Discovery almost a mile out of its orbital plane.
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