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The multiple pneumatic coupling balcony.

Picture 2 of 3.

A connector on the launcher would attach here to provide various pneumatic-related inputs:

From left to right, the pneumatic coupling lines are

  • Injector purge (empty hole at left)
  • Alcohol bubbling line
  • Liquid oxygen replenishing control
  • Igniter alcohol
  • Liquid oxygen tank pressure
  • Liquid oxygen vent control
  • Liquid oxygen sensing
  • High pressure fill
  • Alcohol seal drain (empty hole at right)

Multiple pneumatic coupling balcony on tail unit of Mercury-Redstone Booster at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Sat Sep 14 09:43:40 2013
Location picture taken Rocket Park
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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