NSTS 21492, SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM: PAYLOAD BAY PAYLOAD USER'S GUIDE (DEC 2000
NSTS 21492, SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM: PAYLOAD BAY PAYLOAD USER'S GUIDE (DEC 2000)., This document contains information on the Space Shuttle system required by payload customers during the design definition, integration and flight phases for payload bay payloads. Payloads or experiments that will be using the middeck accommodations should refer to the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Middeck Payload User’s Guide, NSTS TBD. The purpose of this document is to provide potential customers with information on Space Shuttle capability to deliver payloads into orbit and return them to Earth; on services provided to payload customers; and on the means by which payload customers can avail themselves of these services. Standard interface provisions between the Orbiter and payloads are also defined. With this information, payload planning and design studies can be undertaken incorporating known Shuttle capabilities and interface provisions. Additionally, information is provided on the process employed by the SSP to integrate individual payloads into the Shuttle, and the process of manifesting multiple payloads and providing for their integration into a Shuttle mission or flight. Additional information with hyperlinks to program documentation can be found at the Space Shuttle Payload Information System (SSPIS) web site.