STS-30 deployment of Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) with Magellan Spacecraft
Date: 8 May 1989
Inertial upper stage (IUS) (bottom of frame) with Magellan spacecraft drifts above the Earth's surface after deployment. Visible (from bottom to top of frame) are first stage solid rocket nozzle and solid rocket motor (SRM), interstage, second stage, and Magellan's propulsion module retro rocket, spacecraft (SC) separation plane, thermal control louvers, and stowed solar panels. High gain antenna is barely visible on top of the spacecraft.
Image Credit: NASA