NASA Flown Space Shuttle Columbia STS-58 SPACELAB Disp.

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  • Sold Date: Jun 13, 2007
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***** Is you Chance to own a Rare Flown Piece of Space Shuttle Columbia SpaceLab History *****
This is a Beautiful Flown Section of the STS-58 SPACELAB Cold Plate Support Structure (CPSS) Section.
The Flown section measures 5-1/2 inches in length, 4-1/2 inches in height and 1-1/4 inch wide.

Show's some nice use, wear and section of Part Number , a great Rare Unique piece of Flown Space Shuttle History
The Elegant Beveled Edge Designed display Case includes a Gloss Black Base and a Mirrored Back. A great case that measures 7-1/4 inches in length, 5-1/2 inches wide and 6 inches in height. Also included is a nice Brass engraved Nameplate describing the Flown CPSS section. A Great display item of Flown Space Shuttle Memorabilia.
The Cold Plate Support Structure Piece was scraped on 03 March 1994 after the STS-58 Spacelab Mission that was dedicated to Life Science Research. A copy of the Problem Report will accompany the Piece. Along with copies of the other data on the Coldplate Support Structure (CPSS). is a Brief History on SPACELAB on how this Piece fits into the Mix with The European Space Agency ESA and the Sub-Contractor ERNO-VFW Fokker:
On Sept 24 1973, a memorandum of understanding was signed between ESA and NASA for ESA to design and develop SPACELAB.
Spacelab is developed on a modular basis and can be varied to meet specific mission requirements, like with this piece and the Life Sciences Research Experiments. It's Four (4) principal components are the Pressurized Module, Which Contains a Laboratory w the Coldplate Support Structure is secured to the Coldplate section and experiment material that require supplemental cooling: one or more open pallets that expose materials and equipment to space: a tunnel to gain access to the Module; and an instrument pointing subsystem. SPACELAB is not deployed free of the orbiter.
ESA had 11 Member Nations at the Time of SPACELAB Development: One of them was ERNO-VFW Fokker and named by ESA in June of 1974 to head and build the pressurized Modules.
An example of the Coldplate Use along with the Support Structure is the Shuttle Mission was flying a Micro-gravity furnace payload and it requires supplemental Cooling. In that case you would mount the furnace and/or electronics to the Coldplate assembly in order to dissipate heat--the fluid loop carries away the heat to a heat exchanger very simular to a cars radiator. And the Coldplate support Structure (CPSS) supports the Coldplate assembly's which themselves were somewhat fragile and not capable of withstanding the Space Shuttle Launch Loads with the additional experiment hardware attached to them.
Space Shuttle Columbia STS-58 Crew included Commander John E. Blaha, Pilot Richard A. Searfoss, Mission Specialist M. Rhea Seddon, William S. McArthur Jr., David A. Wolf, Shannon W. Lucid and Payload Specialist Martin Fettman.
Launched: October 18 1993 at 10:53 am., and Landed on November 01 1993 at 10:05 am on Runway 22 at Edwards AFB, all in all a 14 day Mission With SPACELAB SLS-2.
Please see the addition information in the pictures and let me know if you have any questions or would like additional Pictures. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) as well as the removal Paperwork and history will be included with the Display Piece.
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