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Ice/frost/debris assessment for space shuttle mission STS-26RAn Ice/Frost/Debris Assessment was conducted for Space Shuttle Mission STS-26R. Debris inspections of the flight elements and launch pad are performed before and after launch. Ice/Frost conditions are assessed by use of computer programs, nomographs, and infrared scanner data during cryogenic loading of the vehicle followed by an on-pad visual inspection. High speed photography is viewed after launch to identify ice/debris sources and evaluate potential vehicle damage. The Ice/Frost/Debris conditions of Mission 26R and their effect on the Space Shuttle Program is documented.
Document ID
19890002419
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Stevenson, Charles G. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Katnik, Gregory N. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Higginbotham, Scott A. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
November 7, 1988
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:100987
NASA-TM-100987
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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