UARS Preflight Processing
Kennedy Space Center (KSC) technicians, wearing clean suits, prepare the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) for the installation of the high-gain antenna on the instrument module.
Basic Components of UARS
These two diagrams detail the basic components of NASA's UARS satellite.
Downrange Spread of Surviving Debris
This graph indicates what UARS components might be expected to fall to earth and their relative locations.
UARS Satellite in Orbit
An artist's concept of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) satellite in space. The 6 1/2-ton satellite was deployed from space shuttle Discovery in 1991 and decommissioned in December 2005.