ISS payload launch site capabilities and processing flow

Archer, JoAnn L.
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p117
Academic Journal
This paper describes the capabilities at the launch site for preparing ISS payloads for flight. On-line Utilization Operations, including payload off-line activities, payload turnover to KSC, physical integration of rack and attached payloads, payload-to-ISS final functional checkout, payload closeouts, and passive stowage are discussed in detail. Examples of payload processing in action are given. Throughout the discussion, specific challenges in developing and implementing new operational processes are examined, such as, meeting flight element need dates while maintaining payload arrival at KSC as close to launch as possible. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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