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Ground Support Equipment

The ground support equipment has been redesigned to...

  1. Minimize the case distortion during handling at the launch site.
  2. Improve the segment tang and clevis joint measurement system for more accurate reading of case diameters to facilitate stacking.
  3. Minimize the risk of O-ring damage during joint mating.
  4. Improve leak testing of the igniter, case and nozzle field joints.
  5. A Ground Support Equipment (GSE) assembly aid guides the segment tang into the clevis and rounds the two parts with each other. Other GSE modifications include transportation monitoring equipment and lifting beam.

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