Le Mans: Prototype Class
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Orlando(ish), FL
Re: Shuttle Launch Cancelled
[quote author=FoneTap link=topic=25350.msg342752#msg342752 date=1121282025]
I am starting to think Nasa subcontracted building and maintenance of the shuttle to Kia.
Hey I work for the operations contractor. We’re not Kia. The thing to remember is that this vehicle is doing something that man has very little experience with. We’re pushing the boundary of today’s technology, and problems do come up. Especially since the shuttles are 20 years old, stuff is worn and stuff breaks.
This was purely a NASA issue. If they had done a tanking test on the new tank instead of doing two on the old tank, this issue would have been spotted.
This issue could be big or relatively small. They are hoping that it is just a box that takes the signal from the sensor and converts it into something useful. The fact that this did happen on the old tank makes it seem more probable. If it is the sensor, it has to roll back and be replaced in the VAB.
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