National Space Transportation System - Overview, September 1988

 

- CONTENTS -

 

1. SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM.
SPACE SHUTTLE REQUIREMENTS.
LAUNCH SITES.
BACKGROUND AND STATUS.

 

2. MISSION PROFILE.
Aborts.
Return to Launch Site.
Transatlantic Landing.
Abort Abort to Orbit.
Abort Once Around.
Contingency Abort.
ORBITER GROUND TURNAROUND.

 

3. OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS.
Orbiter.
OMS and RCS System AC-motor-operated valves.
Primary Reaction Control System Thrusters.
Fuel Cell Power Plants.
Auxiliary Power Units.
Main Landing Gear.
Nose Wheel Steering.
Thermal Protection System.
Wing Modification.
Mid -Fuselage Modifications.
General Purpose Computers.
Inertial Measurement Units.
Crew Escape System.
Emergency Egress Slide.
17-inch Orbiter/External Tank Disconnects.
Space Shuttle Main Engine Margin Improvement Program.
SSME Flight Program.
Solid Rocket Motor Redesign.
Original versus Redesigned SRM Field Joint.
Original versus Redesigned SRM Case-to-Nozzle Joint.
Nozzle.
Factory Joint.
Propellant.
Ignition System.
Ground Support Equipment.
Design Analysis Summary.
Verification/Certification Test.
Non-Destructive Evaluation.
Contingency Planning.
Independent Oversight.

 

4. NSTS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT.
NSTS Organization.
Launch Constraint Procedures.
Launch Decision Process.
Management Communications.

 

5. CHRONOLOGY.

 


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