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Payload Assist Module (PAM)




The Payload Assist Module (PAM) was a solid motor developed for the Space Shuttle program. Its purpose was to lift a satellite from the parking orbit into which it was placed by the Shuttle to a higher, designated orbit from which the spacecraft would actually operate. A special PAM, known as PAM-D, was adapted for use with Delta launch vehicles.


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