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In the Orbiter Processing Facility the flap is moved into position for installation on the orbiter Discovery.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, the body flap is moved into position for installation on the orbiter Discovery. The body flap is an aluminum structure consisting of ribs, spars, skin panels and a trailing edge assembly. It thermally shields the three main engines during entry and provides pitch control trim during landing approach. Discovery is being processed for launch on the first Return to Flight mission, STS-114.

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  • Title: In the Orbiter Processing Facility the flap is moved into position for installation on the orbiter Discovery.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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