Shuttle and Flight Operations Support Office (Code OS)
The Shuttle and Flight Operations Support Office provides management and coordination of the facilities, systems, ground servicing equipment in support of Space Shuttle launch, on-orbit, landing, recovery, and turn around operations at Dryden including:
- Navigation and Visual Landing Aids for Orbiter and Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) approach and landing operations flight activities at Edwards AFB.
- Microwave Scanning Beam Landing System (MSBLS)
- Precision Approach Path Indication (PAPI) Lighting System
- Ball/Bar Lighting System
- Xenon Lighting System
- Mate Demate Device (MDD) - › Read more
- Shuttle Hangar (Link to info. about the Shuttle Hangar?)
- 25,579 SF Hangar.
- 8,203 SF Office and Shop Space
- Ground Operations Control Room for Landing, Recovery, & Turn-around operations.
- 10,000 square foot Logistics Warehouse
- 4,000 square foot Payloads Processing Facility
- 4,000 square foot SCA, GSE Parts Storage Facility
- 4,000 square foot Post-flight Sciences Support Facility
- The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft – the two modified 747 aircraft that transport the Shuttle back to Kennedy Space Center after it lands at Edwards AFB.
The Shuttle and Flight Operations Support Office also provides management and coordination of the facilities, systems, ground servicing equipment in support of aircraft flight operations at Dryden including:
- Metrology/Calibration Support Facility
- Technical Training Facility for training and certification of Dryden Technicians to NASA standards in:
- Soldered Electrical Connections
- Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses and Wiring
- Optical Fiber Cable Termination
- Surface Mount Technology
- Aeronautical Energy Systems Facility for servicing nickel cadmium and silver zinc aircraft batteries
Points of Contact
George Grimshaw, Office Lead