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Landing Gear System
Overview
The landing gear system on the orbiter is a conventional aircraft tricycle configuration consisting of a nose landing gear and a left and right main landing gear.

Main Landing Gear Brakes
Each of the orbiter's four main landing gear wheels has electrohydraulic disc brakes and an anti-skid system.

Nose Wheel Steering
The orbiter nose wheel is steerable after nose wheel touchdown at landing.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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