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A team of external tank specialists from Lockheed Martin and the United Space Alliance undertakes the task of removing.

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At Launch Pad 39A, a team of external tank specialists from Lockheed Martin and the United Space Alliance undertakes the task of removing the hydrogen feed-through connector in support of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission. Here, a technician removes a pair of support brackets. Some of the tank's engine cutoff sensors, or ECO sensors, failed during propellant tanking for launch attempts on Dec. 6 and Dec. 9. Results of a tanking test on Dec. 18 pointed to an open circuit in the feed-through connector wiring, which is located at the base of the tank. The feed-through connector passes the wires from the inside of the tank to the outside. After the data from additional testing on the connector is analyzed, shuttle program managers will decide on a forward plan. Launch of STS-122 is targeted for January 2008. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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  • Title: A team of external tank specialists from Lockheed Martin and the United Space Alliance undertakes the task of removing.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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