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Feburary 4 , 2000

SM3A Operation Completed

HST Project Update

All operations at KSC in support of SM3A have been completed. The final truck was packed at KSC on January 31, 2000. The Orbital Replacement Unit Carrier (ORUC) and Flight Support System (FSS) were successfully transported via C-5 aircraft from Cape Canaveral Air Station skid strip to Andrews Air Force Base and then moved via ground transportation to GSFC on January 31, 2000. The ORUC and FSS have been removed from the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) container and are being prepared to be moved into the cleanroom.