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APU1 / Gap Filler Final?
« on: 07/30/2006 03:42 AM »
Any conclusions on what/where the APU1 issue was?

And they assumed a worse-case scenario / likely scenario for how far down the gap filler would burn - any info on what was left?

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RE: APU1 / Gap Filler Final?
« Reply #1 on: 07/30/2006 11:26 AM »
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Any conclusions on what/where the APU1 issue was?

And they assumed a worse-case scenario / likely scenario for how far down the gap filler would burn - any info on what was left?
Haven't seen anything about the APUs, but Tariq Malik wrote story for Space.com that included a picture of the protruding gap filler post-wheels stop; the story is here:
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060725_scitues_shuttle_ir.html

The picture:
http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=ig292_sts121_infrared_09_02.jpg


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Re: APU1 / Gap Filler Final?
« Reply #2 on: 07/30/2006 01:54 PM »
if you got L2 access, I posted the pictures of the gapfiller Pre-Flight / On-orbit and Post Landing 2 weeks ago

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3394&posts=1&start=1

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Re: APU1 / Gap Filler Final?
« Reply #3 on: 07/30/2006 03:07 PM »
Thank Jester - missed that. So did it move? Or did more come out? Because the right side (looking at the pics) was shorter than the left (using the tile joint as the "midpoint") while in space, but afterwards there clearly is much more on the right...

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Re: APU1 / Gap Filler Final?
« Reply #4 on: 07/30/2006 06:10 PM »
It looks to me as though it moved slightly with additional material coming out burning the more pertruding portions off.

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