| Range Safety
A range safety system provides
for dispersing tank propellants if necessary. It includes a battery
power source, a receiver/decoder, antennas and ordnance.
Various parameters are monitored
and displayed on the flight deck display and control panel and are
transmitted to the ground.
The contractor for the external
tank is Martin Marietta Aerospace, New Orleans, La. The tank is
manufactured at Michoud, La. Motorola, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.,
is the contractor for the range safety receivers.