Posts Tagged ‘VAB’

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VAB completes platform installation for SLS stacking


The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) has finally completed the installation of a large set of huge work platforms that will allow for the stacking of the Space Launch…

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Orbital ATK eye VAB and MLP for potential EELV-class rocket


Orbital ATK and NASA have entered into an agreement to begin negotiations over the potential use of High Bay 2 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The discussions,…

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VAB receiving fire suppression system upgrades


Kennedy Space Center’s iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is continuing its preparations to host the Space Launch System (SLS) and commercial rockets, with modifications from the ground up….

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Delving deeper into KSC’s transformation into a Multi-User Spaceport


The 2011 conclusion of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program posed a major challenge for the Kennedy Space Center, the historic spaceport dotted with facilities purpose-built for shuttles. Eleven…

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Available to Rent: One VAB High Bay, three Mobile Launcher Platforms


The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is continuing its drive to attract new commercial partners by offering the use of a High Bay inside the famous Vehicle Assembly Building…

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KSC continuing its spaceport transition for the new era


It’s been over three years since the world famous Kennedy Space Center (KSC) last felt the rumble of a launch from within its grounds. However, the spaceport hasn’t fallen…

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VAB preparing for key role during SLS processing flow


The iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the world famous Kennedy Space Center (KSC) may have fallen silent over recent years, but behind the scenes teams are working…

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Mobile Launcher redesign plan for SLS nears completion


Teams at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) are expected to complete a redesign plan for the giant Mobile Launcher (ML) by the end of the month. Re-purposed for…

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VAB integration between SLS and Orion outlined by SPIO


NASA’s Spacecraft and Payload Integration Office (SPIO) has outlined the complex process of integrating Orion on to the Space Launch System (SLS) stack during processing inside the Vehicle…

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Vehicle Assembly Building High Bay 3 platform removal begins for SLS


The giant High Bay 3 (HB-3) platforms – previously used during the stacking and mating of Space Shuttle hardware – are being dismantled and removed from the Vehicle…

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Endeavour and Atlantis move – Final KSC processing begins for OV-105


It’s the final time Endeavour will enter an OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility). After a storied 19 year, 25 flight career, the Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour was rolled into…

Atlantis heads back to VAB – ET-127 damaged prior to rollback


With STS-125 delayed until at least mid-February, Atlantis has completed her trek back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Once secured inside the historic building, engineers will evaluate…