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On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center foam is being replaced around the engine cutoff.

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On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, foam is being replaced around the engine cutoff, or ECO, sensor system connector and wiring on space shuttle Atlantis' external tank. The foam was removed to enable engineers to remove and replace a feed-through ECO sensor connector on the tank. The feed-through connector passes the wires from the inside of the tank to the outside. Results of a tanking test on Dec. 18 pointed to an open circuit in the feed-through connector wiring, which is located at the base of the tank. The pins in the replacement connector were precisely soldered to create a connection that allows sensors inside the tank to send signals to the computers onboard Atlantis. The launch date for the shuttle's STS-122 mission has now been targeted for Feb. 7. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center foam is being replaced around the engine cutoff.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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