Platform B South Installation

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis2016-12-02


Washington, DC, United States

A heavy-lift crane lowers the first half of the B-level work platforms, B south, for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, for installation on the south side of High Bay 3 in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Large Tandemloc bars have been attached to the platform to keep it level during lifting and installation. In view below are eight levels of previously installed platforms. The B platforms are the ninth of 10 levels of work platforms that will surround and provide access to the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission 1. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is overseeing upgrades and modifications to VAB High Bay 3, including installation of the new work platforms, to prepare for NASA’s Journey to Mars.

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  • Title: Platform B South Installation
  • Creator: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
  • Date Created: 2016-12-02
  • Location: VAB
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3