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A designation used for the core segment of the Spacelab when it is flown without its experiment segment on the space shuttle. This reduces the length to half, with the core segment being 2.7 m long and 4 m wide. It is pressurized and contains experiment racks, the control centre rack, and a transfer tunnel to the shuttle's mid-deck.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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