- Press Release
- Oct 5, 2022
Space Shuttle Discovery’s Forward Reaction Control System Installed
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. — Workers in the Orbiter Processing Facility watch closely as Orbiter Discovery’s Forward Reaction Control System is lowered into position in the orbiter’s forward fuselage nose area. The system has 14 primary and two vernier engines. It provides the thrust for rotational maneuvers (pitch, yaw and roll) and for small velocity changes along the orbiter axis. Discovery is designated as the Return to Flight vehicle for mission STS-114 and is set to launch no earlier than March 2005.
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