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Workers pod is lifted high to maneuver toward the orbiter Discovery for installation.

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NASA

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, workers on an upper level watch as the left-hand Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) pod is lifted high to maneuver it toward 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: Workers pod is lifted high to maneuver toward the orbiter Discovery for installation.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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