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Update of KSC activities for the space transportation systemThe paper is a status report on the facilities and planned operations at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) that will support Space Shuttle launches. The conversion of KSC facilities to support efficient and economical checkout and launch operations in the era of the Space Shuttle is nearing completion. The driving force behind the KSC effort has been the necessity of providing adequate and indispensable facilities and support systems at minimum cost. This required the optimum utilization of existing buildings, equipment and systems, both at KSC and at Air Force property on Cape Canaveral, as well as the construction of two major new facilities and several minor ones. The entirely new structures discussed are the Shuttle Landing Facility and Orbiter Processing Facility. KSC stands ready to provide the rapid reliable economical landing-to-launch processing needed to ensure the success of this new space transportation system.
Document ID
19800032271
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gray, R. H. (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, Fla., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1979
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Report/Patent Number
AAS PAPER 79-277
Meeting Information
Annual Meeting(Los Angeles, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other