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Detail of the taped cover over the turbopump manifold inlet at the 10:00 position of dsc59800.jpg.

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This smaller inlet receives turbine gasses from the oxidizer turbine bypass valve (from the fuel turbopump turbine), which is used to control and calibrate the speed of the oxygen pump; compare with the main turbine exhaust manifold inlet, which receives the turbine gasses exiting the LOX turbopump turbine.

 
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Time picture taken Sat Feb 21 10:53:38 2009
Location picture taken Building 7241
Redstone Arsenal
Huntsville, AL
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