7.22 CROSS CONNECTION
OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FROM SECOND VEHICLE
This procedure can only be used if there are no leaks or breaks in the launch
vehicle/launcher hydraulic system.
This procedure is used to enable the completion of the mission with a failed hydraulic
pump or other failure, which prevents operation of the launcher hydraulic system.
Each CBT truck and launch vehicle is equipped with one hydraulic slave hose. Two hoses
(one from the CBT truck and one from the launch vehicle) are required to perform cross
Figure 7.8 Position
Interconnect on PLS Truck
Move the truck and launcher into position so that the L/H control box (Figure 7.8 (1))
on PLS truck and cross connection pump (Figure 7.9 (1)) on launch vehicle are side
by side if possible. The donor truck should be in a suitable position to allow for safe
operation of crane and launcher.
Shut off the engines and apply the parking brakes on both trucks.
Remove the hoses from stowage boxes of trucks.