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Name of Image: Space Shuttle External Tank Prepared for New Foam Application
MIX #: 0401562
NIX #: 0401562 MSFC-0401562
Date of Image: 2004-09-13
Category: Space Shuttle Projects
 

Full Description: The Space Shuttle External Tank 120 is shown here during transfer in NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Slated for launch on the Orbiter Discovery scheduled for next Spring, the tank will be erected vertically in preparation for its new foam application process on the liquid hydrogen tank-to-inter tank flange area, a tank structural connection point. The foam will be applied with an enhanced finishing procedure that requires two technicians, one for a new mold-injection procedure to the intertank’s ribbing and one for real-time videotaped surveillance of the process. Marshall Space Flight Center played a significant role in the development of the new application process designed to replace the possible debris shedding source previously used.
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Keywords: Space Shuttle, External Tank, Foam Application Process
MSFC Negative Number: 0401562
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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