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APS Engine (Davidson Center) Gallery


Between the valve package and the metal casing at the forward end of the Ascent Propulsion System engine is a gold piece of metal; I assume this serves as a heat shield to prevent heat generated during the engine's firing from affecting the operation of the valves.

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Time picture taken Sat Nov 7 10:24:06 2009
Location picture taken Davidson Center
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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