Tuesday, February 12, 2008
STS-122: Flight Day 6
The protruding blanket on Atlantis's right OMS pod has been cleared for re-entry "as is" in its current condition. All the the testing and evaluations by the analysis team has calculated there will be no risk to the vehicle during re-entry.
Posted by Damaris Sarria Toepel at 6:36 PM
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Really? It look so dangerous :S
Plenty of analysis and checks were taken to approve this condition. I am confident with the testing we did and the analytical results. No worries. :)
and... what cause this kind of...damage? air friction? a crash with space... rubbish?
Does the clearance to fly back "as is' is given basis the fact that heat wave might not hit directly on the protruding surface ?
What is the approximate temperature expected at the protruding edge during descent ?
Hoping for a safe return :)
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