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STS-114 STATUS - 15 JULY 2005



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAY A/C #31468

Space Shuttle Program Deputy Manager Wayne Hale has announced more 
troubleshooting is necessary to determine why an Engine Cut-Off sensor 
gave intermittent readings during Wednesday's attempted launch of Space 
Shuttle Discovery.

The monitoring device protects a Shuttle's main engines by triggering 
them to shut down in the unlikely event fuel runs unexpectedly low. NASA 
launch regulations require that all four sensors work properly for 
liftoff. (To view a graphic showing the sensor's location at the bottom 
of the External Tank, _click here._ 
<http://www1.nasa.gov/images/content/122488main_ECO_sensors.jpg>)

Hale predicted more information could be available Friday, after NASA 
and contractor engineering teams across the country have had more time 
to analyze data and come up with a more definitive plan.

The STS-114 crew will remain at Kennedy Space Center for the time being, 
continuing preparations, repeating some training and even taking some 
time to relax.
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