The Launch Equipment Test Facility (LETF) is located just south of the Operations and Checkout Building. It is the testing site for launch-critical ground support systems and equipment such as the Orbiter Access Arm (OAA), external tank Gaseous Oxygen Vent Arm , external tank vent line, tail service masts and umbilical systems, and Solid Rocket Booster Holddown posts. Designed to simulate launch vehicle events such as movement from wind, orbiter ignition and liftoff, effects of solar heating and cryogenic shrinkage.
Detailed map of the LETF area (internal only).
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