ERBS (Earth Radiation Budget Satellite)
Following deployment from the Shuttle, astronaut Sally Ride had to shake the satellite with the remote manipulator arm in order open its solar array.
The second ERBE instrument was aboard the NOAA-9 satellite when it was launched in January of 1985, and the third was aboard the NOAA-10 satellite when it was launched in October of 1986. Although the scanning instruments on board all three ERBE satellites have failed, the nonscanning instruments are all presently functioning.
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