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Improved Onboard Imaging Planned for Shuttles

2003 Sep 08

Seven months after the breakup of Columbia, NASA has released its Return to Flight Implementation Plan, responding to recommendations made by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB).

Improved onboard imaging of the Shuttle orbiter and external tank was recommended by the CAIB and is part of NASA's new plan.

Ecliptic's RocketCam system was employed on the external tank last October during the launch of STS-112 (Atlantis).

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