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An overhead crane lowers the forward section of a solid rocket booster SRB toward the rest of the stack for mating.

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Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, an overhead crane lowers the forward section of a solid rocket booster (SRB) toward the rest of the stack for mating. The forward section of each booster, from nose cap to forward skirt contains avionics, a sequencer, forward separation motors, a nose cone separation system, drogue and main parachutes, a recovery beacon, a recovery light, a parachute camera on selected flights and a range safety system. Each SRB weighs approximately 1.3 million pounds at launch. The SRB is part of the stack for Space Shuttle Discovery and the STS-92 mission, scheduled for launch Oct. 5, from Launch Pad 39A, on the fifth flight to the International Space Station

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  • Title: An overhead crane lowers the forward section of a solid rocket booster SRB toward the rest of the stack for mating.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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