|Range Operations Returned to 45th
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL.
Range Operations Control Center Instrumentation was returned to the 45th
Space Wing for use in preparation of the upcoming Delta III launch scheduled for Aug. 26.
The range was released after Titan IVA mishap investigators verified
functionality of range equipment which supported the failed Titan mission, and collected
and impounded all available Titan IVA mishap evidence from the range resources, according
to Maj. Gen. Robert C. Hinson, AIB president.
Range Operation Control Center Instrumentation uses a vast system of
optic sites, radar and telemetry sources to track launch vehicles flight path and
Hinson said the range was turned over in a timely fashion so as not
to impact processing for the Delta III or other future missions.
Accident investigators are continuing to examine possible causes of
the Titan IVA mishap.