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An orbiter has more than 300 miles of wires such as these shown in the cable tray inside Columbia's payload bay.

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An orbiter has more than 300 miles of wires such as these shown here in the cable tray inside Columbia's payload bay. During launch of Columbia on mission STS-93, a damaged wire caused a short circuit in two separate main engine controllers. As a result of the findings, Shuttle program managers have decided to conduct inspections of the wiring in Endeavour's payload bay before its next mission, STS-99. The inspection and possible repair work will lead to a delayed launch date no earlier than Oct.7. The primary payload of the mission is the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, a specially modified radar system that will gather data for the most accurate and complete topographic map of the Earth's surface that has ever been assembled

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  • Title: An orbiter has more than 300 miles of wires such as these shown in the cable tray inside Columbia's payload bay.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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