Saturday September 13, 2003

One Very Big "Oops"

Ooooouch.

As the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft was being repositioned from vertical to horizontal on the "turn over cart" at approximately 7:15 PDT today, it slipped off the fixture, causing severe damage. (See attached photo). The 18' long spacecraft was about 3' off the ground when it fell.

c.f. spaceref.com - Sept. 09, 2003

One Very Big "Oops" ( in category SciTech ) - posted at Sat, 13 Sep, 10:45 Pacific | «e»