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Spacelab Instrument Pointing System
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- Title Spacelab Instrument Pointing System
- Released 14/05/1985 10:04 am
- Copyright NASA
ESA's Instrument Pointing System (IPS) provided high-precision pointing for astronomical telescopes on Spacelab missions. It has flown three times: Spacelab-2/STS-51F in July-August 1985; Astro-1/STS-35 in December 1990; Astro-2/STS-67 in March 1995. Shown is Spacelab-2, when the drum-like IPS carried a package of four solar telescopes.