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The Load Control Assembly-2 LCA-2 is after it was removed from inside Endeavour's aft section.

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The Load Control Assembly-2 (LCA-2) is outside at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A after it was removed from inside space shuttle Endeavour's aft section. Located in the orbiter's aft avionics bay 5, the LCA-2 assembly, which feeds power to the fuel line heaters, is believed to have caused the heaters for Endeavour's auxiliary power unit-1 (APU-1) to fail April 29 during the first launch attempt for the STS-134 mission. The assembly will be replaced and systems will be retested before the launch is rescheduled.


STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station. The mission also will be the final spaceflight for Endeavour. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder

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  • Title: The Load Control Assembly-2 LCA-2 is after it was removed from inside Endeavour's aft section.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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