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What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« on: 06/20/2006 05:18 PM »
Just checked here http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/chan6large.jpg and noticed the payload cansiter in the SSPF. What is going to be loaded into it?
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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #1 on: 06/20/2006 05:28 PM »
The trailer for the payload strongback is also there.

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #2 on: 06/20/2006 08:18 PM »
keep in mind that there are two payload cansiter and that it coming for them to park one in the SSPF.

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #3 on: 06/21/2006 02:29 PM »
I win.

I figured out the puzzle.

The Columbus module is going into the payload canister to go over to the O&C to be put in the vacuum chamber.

This answers the question on this thread.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=2447&posts=25#M42227

Still need to confirm this.

Done.  here is the O&C feed of the chamber
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/chan10large.jpg

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #4 on: 06/21/2006 02:32 PM »
I figured that much when I saw SSPF personell lifting Columbus.
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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #5 on: 06/21/2006 02:37 PM »
Now it's inside the payload canister.

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #6 on: 06/21/2006 02:57 PM »
It's the payload canister.
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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #7 on: 06/23/2006 05:35 PM »
payload canister now in the O&C

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #8 on: 06/23/2006 07:26 PM »
My guess they are going to put Columbus in this bay.

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #9 on: 06/23/2006 07:35 PM »
yep and then lift her verticle and into the vacum chanber for leck test.

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #10 on: 06/23/2006 07:44 PM »
It's not bay so to speak, but a  fixture that rotates the module to vertical and then mounts it  in the vaccum chamber

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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #11 on: 06/26/2006 01:59 PM »
Preparatory work has started for leak checks on Columbus like lifting the lid off the vacuum chamber.

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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #12 on: 06/27/2006 01:43 PM »
Columbus is on the move...

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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #13 on: 06/27/2006 02:15 PM »
Columbus in vertical launch position ;)

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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #14 on: 06/27/2006 04:51 PM »
up she gose

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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #15 on: 06/27/2006 05:36 PM »
and she gose down.

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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #16 on: 07/10/2006 01:06 PM »
Columbus is out of the vacuum chamber and is about to be placed in the payload canister.

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #17 on: 07/10/2006 02:03 PM »
I really should go look I am in the same building.

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RE: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #18 on: 07/10/2006 02:04 PM »
Columbus is about to be placed in the payload canister.

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Re: What is the payload cansiter doing in the SSPF?
« Reply #19 on: 07/10/2006 02:07 PM »
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Jim - 10/7/2006  3:50 PM

I really should go look I am in the same building.

Jim, could you get some info of the test performed and their results?

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