STS-51F/Spacelab 2 Mission Highlights
Three communications satellites, all attached to the Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) motors,
were deployed: MORELOS-A, for Mexico; ARABSAT-A, for Arab Satellite Communications Organization;
and TELSTAR-3D, for AT&T. Also flown: deployable/retrievable Shuttle Pointed Autonomous
Research Tool for Astronomy (SPARTAN-1); six Get Away Special canisters; Strategic Defense
Initiative experiment called the High Precision Tracking Experiment (HPTE); a materials
processing furnace called Automated Directional Solidification Furnace (ADSF); and two
French biomedical experiments.