Space Launch System Mock Up Arrives at Kennedy Space Center for Testing

By  //  October 2, 2019

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Weighing in at 228,000 pounds

NASA’s Pegasus Barge arrived at the Launch Complex 39 turn basin wharf at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to make its first delivery to Kennedy in support of the agency’s Artemis missions. (NASA Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – NASA’s Pegasus Barge arrived at the Launch Complex 39 turn basin wharf at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to make its first delivery to Kennedy in support of the agency’s Artemis missions.

The upgraded 310-foot-long barge arrived Sept. 27, 2019, ferrying the 212-foot-long Space Launch System rocket core stage pathfinder.

Weighing in at 228,000 pounds, the pathfinder is a full-scale mock-up of the rocket’s core stage and will be used to validate ground support equipment and demonstrate it can be integrated with Kennedy facilities.

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