VIDEO: Launch Pad 39c Ready For Small Class Rockets At Kennedy Space Center

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ABOVE VIDEO: Kennedy Space Center’s new Launch Pad 39C will provide access for small class vehicle rocket launches. Computer-aided imagery illustrates how a company’s rocket could be integrated with its launch platform inside the Vehicle Assembly Building or at the pad before testing and launch. (NASAKennedy Video)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA — KSC is developing the capability to support small class launch vehicles, beginning with the construction of KSC’s newest Launch Pad, designated Launch Pad 39C.

NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program, or GSDO, developed Launch Pad 39C to serve as a multi-purpose site and proving ground for commercial companies to test and launch their small class vehicles.

As part of this capability, NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program also developed a Universal Propellant Servicing System (UPSS), which can provide liquid oxygen and liquid methane fueling capabilities for a variety of small class rockets.

Additionally, KSC offers various other resources such as, but not limited to, vehicle and payload processing facilities, command and control capabilities, and payload testing and processing.

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Kennedy Space Center's new Launch Pad 39C will provide access for small class vehicle rocket launches. Computer-aided imagery illustrates how a company's rocket could be integrated with its launch platform inside the Vehicle Assembly Building or at the pad before testing and launch. (NASA.gov image)

Kennedy Space Center’s new Launch Pad 39C will provide access for small class vehicle rocket launches. Computer-aided imagery illustrates how a company’s rocket could be integrated with its launch platform inside the Vehicle Assembly Building or at the pad before testing and launch. (NASA.gov image)


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