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In the Orbiter Processing Facility is poised behind the engine interfaces on the orbiter Discovery for installation.

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In the Orbiter Processing Facility, the left-hand Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) pod (top of photo) is poised behind the engine interfaces on the orbiter Discovery for installation. The Orbital Maneuvering System provides the thrust for orbit insertion, orbit circularization, orbit transfer, rendezvous, deorbit, abort to orbit and abort once around. It can provide up to 1,000 pounds of propellant to the aft reaction control system. Each pod contains one OMS engine and the hardware needed to pressurize, store and distribute the propellants to perform the velocity maneuvers.

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  • Title: In the Orbiter Processing Facility is poised behind the engine interfaces on the orbiter Discovery for installation.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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