First SLS Work Platform Installed at VAB


SLS Platform inside VAB

A view from above in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shows a 325-ton crane lifting the first half of the K-level work platforms up for installation in High Bay 3.

The platform will be secured into position on tower E, about 86 feet above the floor. The K work platforms will provide access to NASA's Space Launch System (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 and provide access for testing and processing.

Image: KSC-2015-3644 Photo credit: NASA/Glen Benson

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