Vehicle Support Posts Installation onto Mobile Launcher

NASA/Leif Heimbold2017-05-11


Washington, DC, United States

Construction workers on the deck of the mobile launcher at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, prepare a platform for installation of a vehicle support post. A total of eight support posts will be installed to support the load of the Space Launch System's (SLS) solid rocket boosters, with four posts for each of the boosters. The support posts are about five feet tall and each weigh about 10,000 pounds. The posts will structurally support the SLS rocket through T-0 and liftoff, and will drop down before vehicle liftoff to avoid contact with the flight hardware. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is overseeing installation of the support posts to prepare for the launch of the Orion spacecraft atop the SLS rocket.

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  • Title: Vehicle Support Posts Installation onto Mobile Launcher
  • Creator: NASA/Leif Heimbold
  • Date Created: 2017-05-11
  • Location: Mobile Launcher (ML)
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3