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Atlantis TPS Processing

2003-10-01

NASA

NASA

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Harrell Watts, with United Space Alliance, removes a tile from the thermal barrier around the umbilical areas, the external tank attach points, on the underside of Atlantis. The umbilical areas are closed off after ET separation by a door, seen here. The exposed area of each closed door is covered with reusable surface insulation.

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  • Title: Atlantis TPS Processing
  • Date Created: 2003-10-01
  • Location: OPF, Kennedy Space Center
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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