Saturday, November 26, 2005

Valve not closing

We are now on indefinite hold.

A valve is not closing on one of the external LOX storage tanks.

They are waiting on a safety approval to send the SpaceX team back to the island to close off the valve manually.

The concern here is that if the procedure takes too long, LOX will boil off to a point where they will need more LOX. That's not good.

The far left tank has a valve that is not closing.

Digg It!

1 comment:

Jon Goff said...

Was the valve that was left open on one of SpaceX's own tanks, or was it on one of the tanks they had shipped from Hawaii?