VAB Platform K(2) Lift & Install into Highbay 3

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis2016-03-07



A 250-ton crane is used to lift the second half of the K-level work platforms for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket high above the transfer aisle inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The platform is being lifted up for transfer into High Bay 3 for installation. The platform will be secured about 86 feet above the VAB floor, on tower E of the high bay. The K work platforms will provide access to the SLS core stage and solid rocket boosters during processing and stacking operations on the mobile launcher. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is overseeing upgrades and modifications to High Bay 3 to support processing of the SLS and Orion spacecraft. A total of 10 levels of new platforms, 20 platform halves altogether, will surround the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft.

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  • Title: VAB Platform K(2) Lift & Install into Highbay 3
  • Creator: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
  • Date Created: 2016-03-07
  • Location: VAB
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir