Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, one of two Orbiter Maneuvering System (OMS) pods is being moved for installation on Atlantis. The OMS pods are attached to the upper aft fuselage left and right sides. Fabricated primarily of graphite epoxy composite and aluminum, each pod is 21.8 feet long and 11.37 feet wide at its aft end and 8.41 feet wide at its forward end, with a surface area of approximately 435 square feet. Each pod houses the Reaction Control System propulsion components used for inflight maneuvering and is attached to the aft fuselage with 11 bolts.

Description: 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, one of two Orbiter Maneuvering System (OMS) pods is being moved for installation on Atlantis. The OMS pods are attached to the upper aft fuselage left and right sides. Fabricated primarily of graphite epoxy composite and aluminum, each pod is 21.8 feet long and 11.37 feet wide at its aft end and 8.41 feet wide at its forward end, with a surface area of approximately 435 square feet. Each pod houses the Reaction Control System propulsion components used for inflight maneuvering and is attached to the aft fuselage with 11 bolts.
Release Date: 
10/30/2003
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
10-30-2003
facet_when_year: 
2003
Photo Number: 
KSC-03PD-3025
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-03PD-3025
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=21134