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Spacecraft nadir point: 43.9° N, 67.3° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 139 nautical miles (257km)
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Image Caption: Backdropped against New England's coast, the Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy (SPARTAN-201) satellite begins its separation from the Space Shuttle Discovery. The free-flying spacecraft, 130 nautical miles above Cape Cod at frame center, remained some 40 miles away from Discovery until the crew retrieved it two days later.