June 16, 2011 by staff
Shuttle Atlantis, The final inspection team or the team of ice has completed its Walkdown launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Center of NASA in Florida after the test tank this afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate no problems.
Teams that are currently draining approximately 535,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen fuel tank external space shuttle Atlantis. Beginning Saturday, the technicians will be high-tech X-ray scans of the tank support beams, stringers called, in the next shuttle to the tank. Earlier this year, the administrators of the management teams to make the same change stringer reinforcement for the Atlantis tank, ET-138, as they had after small c3acks in the support beams of the STS-133 Shuttle Discovery’s external tank mission were discovered. ET-138 is a tank similar to that used for the STS-133.
Managers schedule a test tank to help ensure there are no problems. During the test tank, the main fuel valve to the Atlantis No. three space shuttle main engines recorded temperatures below normal levels, indicating a possible leak of liquid hydrogen. Isolated from the engine and equipment continued to fuel the Atlantis, no problem. Temperatures returned to normal readings. Once the technicians are able to access the machine after clearing the area of?? Tank test operations Thursday, engineers to evaluate all the necessary work on the fuel valve. Even if the valve should be replaced, employers expect you could work on the launch pad and continue to support Atlantis July 8 deadline.
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