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The Four Shuttle Carrier Systems that will Carry all of Hubble's New Hardware into Orbit
09.15.08
 

The four Shuttle carrier systems that will carry all of Hubble's new hardware to Orbit on the Space Shuttle Atlantis
The four Shuttle carrier systems that will carry all of Hubble's new hardware to Orbit on the Space Shuttle Atlantis undergo final processing in the PHSF at the Kennedy Space Center. The Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier (SLIC), the Orbital Replacement Unit Carrier (ORUC), the Flight Support System (FSS) and the Multi-use Lightweight Equipment (MULE) carriers will start canister operations on September 16. The canister will transport the carriers to launch complex 39A where they will be installed in the Cargo bay of Atlantis. Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn > View Larger Image