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The Space Shuttle assembly or as NASA refers to it "the stack" is attached by 4 bolts on each of the 2 solid rocket boosters to the mobile launch platform.

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What does T stand for in a rocket launch?

T means the Time of launch -- when the launch is planned to happen. T minus is the number of seconds before the rocket is to launch. T minus four seconds and counting means it is four seconds in the sequence of event before launch will occur and progressing toward that launch. T minus four seconds and holding means it is four seconds before launch in the sequence of events that precede launch and the progress toward launch has stopped. The hold/delay can be most any length of time, but once counting begins again it will still be four seconds until launch -- that is, they pick up where they left off and continue toward launch.There are both planned holds (to give everyone time to evaluate things) and unplanned holds when something is wrong. After launch it becomes T plus so many seconds. Actions during launch happen so many seconds after launch. For example, on a Space Shuttle launch, the Solid Rocket Boosters will separate from the Shuttle at T plus so many seconds.


What do the word nasa space launch mean in the time line?

It means when did nasa space launch


Why do people launch from the Kennedy Space center?

It saves on fuel. The reason we launch rockets from Florida as opposed to say, Long Island, New York, is that we are closer to the equator, the mid-point between the north and south poles. If you were to spin a basketball, you would see that the center rotates faster than the top or bottom of the ball. This means that when the rocket blasts off from the launch pad, it gets an extra boost from the rotation of the earth and that means less fuel needs to be used to lift off. Another reason is that the launch is done over water. If sonething were to happen to a rocket after lift-off, the rocket would come down over water and not land (remember the Space Shuttle).


Can you rent a space shuttle and go to the moon?

Yes. Provided that you can A) rent a space shuttle (for which you will have to talk to NASA, or to various universities and musea) and B) find some means to go to the moon (for which a space shuttle is not suited).


How does the space shuttle go into space?

The Space Shuttle were massively complex pieces of machinery, utilizing literally thousands of mechanical parts that had to work flawlessly in order for a launch to occur.The Shuttles used 2 primary means of propulsion and boosting to achieve orbit:1. External combined Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) / Liquid Oxygen (LOX) tank (orange/rust colored external tank the Shuttle was mounted on)2. Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB's)The LOX and LH2 fuel in the external tank was used by the Shuttle's main engines; the SRB's used solid rocket fuel, and were reusable once the fuel was expended. The SRB's were used because there isn't enough thrust from the Shuttle's main engines alone to achieve Earth orbit.During the initial launch phase, at T minus 9 minutes into the countdown, a hold was placed on the countdown, and the Shuttle launch sequence was turned over to the Ground Launch Sequencer (GLS) software program at Kennedy Space Center. Upon resuming the countdown, the GLS system was responsible for monitoring critical launch systems for any failure (real or not), or parameters that are outside of established limits, interrupting the launch sequence if any parameter isn't met. At T minus 31 seconds, launch control is switched from the GLS system to the Shuttle's onboard main computers, which is then responsible for detecting any problems and stopping the count if necessary.A few seconds prior to engine ignition, fuel vapor burn-off igniters under the engine nozzles would spark to burn off any hydrogen or oxygen vapors that might have accumulated under the engine nozzles. This was done to prevent explosive damage to the engine nozzles upon engine start, which would occur if there were any vapors present.A few seconds prior to liftoff, the main engines and SRB's are ignited; when they reach full thrust, explosive charges blow the spacecraft's hold-down clamps free, letting the Shuttle loose for ascension.Once the solid rocket fuel in the SRB's is expended, they are blown clear of the Shuttle, and descend to the ocean using parachutes. They are then picked up by special recovery ships, and brought back to KSC for shipment back to be refurbished and refueled.The main engines continue to burn after the SRB's are released until the Shuttle achieves orbital altitude and speed. At that point, the external tank is blown clear, and it descends into the atmosphere, where it eventually burns up over the ocean.

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What does T stand for in a rocket launch?

T means the Time of launch -- when the launch is planned to happen. T minus is the number of seconds before the rocket is to launch. T minus four seconds and counting means it is four seconds in the sequence of event before launch will occur and progressing toward that launch. T minus four seconds and holding means it is four seconds before launch in the sequence of events that precede launch and the progress toward launch has stopped. The hold/delay can be most any length of time, but once counting begins again it will still be four seconds until launch -- that is, they pick up where they left off and continue toward launch.There are both planned holds (to give everyone time to evaluate things) and unplanned holds when something is wrong. After launch it becomes T plus so many seconds. Actions during launch happen so many seconds after launch. For example, on a Space Shuttle launch, the Solid Rocket Boosters will separate from the Shuttle at T plus so many seconds.


What does HL means on Taylor made golf driver?

This means 'High Trajectory'. That is, a high launch angle.


T minus two hours what does the T minus actually mean?

'T' means 'time' ie time of a particular event; therefore, T minus two hours to, say, a shuttle launch, means two hours to the time of the projected liftoff of the spacecraft.


What do the word nasa space launch mean in the time line?

It means when did nasa space launch


Why do people launch from the Kennedy Space center?

It saves on fuel. The reason we launch rockets from Florida as opposed to say, Long Island, New York, is that we are closer to the equator, the mid-point between the north and south poles. If you were to spin a basketball, you would see that the center rotates faster than the top or bottom of the ball. This means that when the rocket blasts off from the launch pad, it gets an extra boost from the rotation of the earth and that means less fuel needs to be used to lift off. Another reason is that the launch is done over water. If sonething were to happen to a rocket after lift-off, the rocket would come down over water and not land (remember the Space Shuttle).


What does launch means?

Launch angle means the angle at which a rocket or object is place as it is being sent into the air. This determines its initial flight and is particularly important for rockets which are entering orbit.


What is the Italian translation of 'new launch'?

"The new launch" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase il nuovo lancio.Specifically, the masculine definite article il means "the." The masculine adjective nuovo means "new." The masculine noun lancio means "launch."The pronunciation is "eel NWOH-voh LAHN-tchoh."


What is a word that starts with L and means send a rocket?

It is Launch


What word means launch in the air?

Hurl, eject, catapult.


what does to.to.to. mean?

it means all planes launch attack


Can you rent a space shuttle and go to the moon?

Yes. Provided that you can A) rent a space shuttle (for which you will have to talk to NASA, or to various universities and musea) and B) find some means to go to the moon (for which a space shuttle is not suited).


What do representative assembly means?

A Convention