Appendix C Shuttle Upgrades Presented to the Committee

Phase II

Orbiter Projects

Global positioning systems

Multifunction electronic display systems

Advanced master electronics controllers

Thermal protection system improvements

Shuttle integrated global positioning system and inertial navigation system

Micrometeoroid and orbital debris protection

Advanced air data transducer assembly

Reinforced carbon-carbon upgrade

Solid state recorder/mass memory storage unit

Solid state lights

Precision approach

Wireless video

Checkout and launch control system

Integrated vehicle health management

Fiber-optic flight experiment

Standard single payload carrier study

Less toxic thermal protection system waterproofing

Reusable Solid Rocket Booster Projects

Hydraulic power unit fuel isolation valve/shaft seal

Aft skirt factor of safety bracket

Composite solid rocket booster nose cap



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--> External Tank External tank ground umbilical carrier assembly upgrades Friction stir welding Extravehicular activity projects Phase III Channel-wall nozzle Reusable solid rocket motor J-joint insulation upgrade Avionics upgrade Auxiliary power unit replacement, Nontoxic orbital maneuvering system/reaction control system Regenerative carbon dioxide removable system Water membrane evaporator Extended nose landing gear Main propulsion system electromechanical actuator Phase IV Solid rocket motor fifth segment Liquid fly-back booster