it was not the end of WSF-3's operations. At 12:06 am on 27 November, Jones again grappled the satellite for what should have been three-and-a-half hours - it turned out to be almost seven hours - of additional experiments.
The work was in support of the facility's Atomic Oxygen Processing investigation, in which it was angled 45 degrees into the Shuttle's direction of travel to explore the usefulness of atomic oxygen in low-Earth orbit to grow aluminium oxide films. So successful were these experiments that scientists were granted more than three additional hours of work, before Jones finally reberthed the satellite on its cross-bay carrier at 6:53 am. During the procedure, Jernigan was also able to gather additional data on WSF-3's position in the payload bay using the SVS.
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