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STS-107 Post Launch Film Review – KSC Photo/Video Analysis Team
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STS-107 POST LAUNCH FILM REVIEW [PDF]
KSC Photo/Video Analysis Team
17 January 2003
1. At approximately 80-84 seconds (accurate timing off of film will be done tomorrow) after T-0 a large piece of debris is observed striking the underside (-Z) of the LH wing of the orbiter. The debris appears to originate from the area of the –Y bipod attach point on the external tank. (E-208, E-212) No damage to orbiter TPS is apparent. Further analysis will continue.
2. Approximately 33 seconds after T-0 several particles are observed falling away from the –Z portion of the LH SRB ETA ring. Particles are probably pieces of the instafoam closeout on the ETA ring. (E-220, E-222, E-223, E-224)
Forward RCS paper covers were observed falling aft during early ascent. Several pieces can be seen falling over LH and RH wings. (E-52, E-222)
GUCP separation and retraction appeared normal. (E-33, E-34, E-39)
Ice particles from the GH2 disconnect fell at T-0. (E-33)
Umbilical purge barrier baggie material fell during ascent. (E-31, E-52, E-207, E-222, E-223)
SRB separation appeared normal. (E-208, E-212)
Particles of SRB aft-skirt instafoam fell along side the SRB plume during ascent. (E-223)
SSME Mach diamond formation sequence was 3-2-1. (E-76, E-77)
Numerous flashes occurred in SSME plume during ascent. (E-208, E-220, E-222, E-223)
Ice particles fell from ET/ORB umbilicals after lift-off. No impact to orbiter lower surface was noted. (E-31, E-52, E-63)
Charring on the ET aft dome was typical. (E-212)
Numerous pieces of facility debris entered field of view after vehicle cleared tower. (E-31, E-36).
Light frost and GOX vapors were present on –Y ET louver. (E-40)
Throat plug material ejected from SRB exhaust hole after T-0. No contact with vehicle. (E-52)
Review of high-speed films will continue on Saturday, January 18, 2003.
NASA – KSC