Universe  ID: 10228

HST SM4 Super Lightweight Instrument Carrier (SLIC)

An animation of a rotating Super Lightweight Instrument Carrier (SLIC) as prepped for the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4. This carrier will be placed in space shuttle Atlantis's cargo bay aft of the airlock and forward of the ORUC. This carrier made of composite material supports the enclosure holding the Wide Field Camera 3 among other things. SLIC's lightweight enables the space shuttle to carry more instruments and equipment.

Credits

Pete Alea (ATK): Lead Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
ATK/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Data Used:
HST/WFPC2
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This item is part of these series:
HST
SM4
WFC3
Carriers
HST SM4 Animations
Astrophysics Animations

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> HST
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> SM4
SVS >> Servicing Mission 4
SVS >> Carriers
SVS >> SLIC
SVS >> Composite Material
NASA Science >> Universe