11.8.8 Launch Equipment Re-Fit
To reconnect the launch frame to the launch vehicle proceed as follows:
Unclip the A-frame folding walkway and swing out. Hold in place with the ladder
retaining strap, to clear lifting slings.
9' DOUBLE SPREADER
Connect the 30-ton (9 foot SPREADER BEAMS) sling assembly to the slide
frame lifting points.
Lift the launch equipment clear of the packers and place on the vehicle. Making
sure that the front ball joint mounting assembly sits on the location studs on the
slide housings of the relax mechanism and the twist locks at the rear end of the
Lock the twist locks on both sides of slide frame.
Disconnect the 30-ton (9 foot SPREADER BEAMS) sling assembly from the
slide fame lifting points.
Close the folding walkways and re-clip.
Reconnect the relax mechanism by re-fitting the eight M-20 ball joint housing
bolts using new nyloc nuts, tighten to a torque of 406 lbs ft (550 Nm).