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SHUTTLE LIGHTNING MAST REMOVED FROM KENNEDY LAUNCH PAD Print
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Friday, 06 March 2009 17:29

On Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a crane removes the lightning mast from the fixed service structure. The mast was used to protect the space shuttle from lightning while at the pad. The new lightning protection system being built for the Constellation Program and Ares/Orion launches allows for the taller height of the Ares I rocket compared to the space shuttle. Pad 39B will be the site of the first Ares vehicle launch, the Ares I-X test flight, that is targeted for 2009.

 

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