[sarex] Atlantis' Launch Scrubbed Due to ECO Sensor Problem
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Fri Sep 8 08:43:15 PDT 2006
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Atlantis' Launch Scrubbed Due to ECO Sensor Problem*
/ Sept. 8, 10:54 a.m. EDT (1454 UTC)/
The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis has been scrubbed until Saturday
due to a problem with one of the vehicle's fuel system sensors. The new
launch time is targeted for 11:14 a.m. EDT.
Earlier in today's countdown, launch controllers detected a problem with
one of the four ECO sensors inside the hydrogen section of the space
shuttle's orange external tank. The sensors monitor hydrogen levels
inside of the tank and trigger the orbiter's engines to shutdown when
gas levels drop below a specified level.
+ See ECO Sensor Description
NASA Launch Director Mike Leinbach explained the issue to the crew
adding that the launch weather for Saturday looks good and controllers
will just have watch to see how the shuttle responds once the tank is
again fueled for flight.
Follow along with the countdown:
+ NASA's Launch Blog
+ NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>
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