PDD [Joel Powell]
PDD (Prototype Deployment Device) was an experimental mechanical latch designed for use in zero-gravity, which was tested as a secondary payload on the Stacksat launch. It was attached to the payload adaptor situated between the Altair-3A upper stage and the bottom spacecraft.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Configuration:||Instruments mounted on upper stage|
|Orbit:||628 km × 738 km, 89.82°|
|PDD (P87-2)||1990-031D||11.04.1990||Va SLC-3W||Atlas-E Altair-3A||with POGS & SSR, TEX, SCE|