Debris/ice/TPS assessment and photographic analysis for shuttle mission STS-31R
- Davis, J. Bradley
- Jun 1, 1990.
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- Katnik, Gregory N. and Higginbotham, Scott A.
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- A Debris/Ice/Thermal Protection System (TPS) assessment and photographic analysis was conducted for Space Shuttle Mission STS-31R. Debris inspections of the flight elements and launch pad are performed before and after launch. Ice/frost conditions on the External Tank are assessed by the use of computer programs, nomographs, and infrared scanner data during cryogenic loading of the vehicle followed by on-pad visual inspection. High speed photography is analyzed after launch to identify ice/debris sources and evaluate potential vehicle damage and/or in-flight anomalies. The debris/ice/TPS conditions and photographic analysis of Mission STS-31R, is presented along with their overall effect on the Space Shuttle Program.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19900016724.
Accession ID: 90N26040.
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