Galileo spacecraft deployed by STS-34

NASA’s Galileo spacecraft was built by JPL and launched by the Atlantis space shuttle (STS-34) in October 1989 with a mission to explore Jupiter and its moons.

Galileo in the Atlantis space shuttle bay

Here the Galileo spacecraft, mounted on the inertial upper stage (IUS) rises above the airborne support equipment (ASE) as it is brought into position by Atlantis’ Orbiter Vehicle’s payload bay.

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Galileo drifts into space

Galileo drifts into the blackness of space after being deployed from Atlantis’ payload bay.


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