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Looks like the MLP will be moving from the VAB to Pad LC-39A. This is so they can do modifications to the high bay which it is currently in. No word yet on time nut should be today.
« Last Edit: 01/10/2012 03:46 PM by Space Pete »
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2012 03:35 PM »
Hmm thats not the SLS MLP, its the shuttle MLP

I guess i request a move to the right place i.e. shuttle or history i guess and a name change.
« Last Edit: 01/10/2012 03:47 PM by Space Pete »
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Changed thread name for you. :)
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2012 03:59 PM »
Changed thread name for you. :)

Thanks, she's still motoring along.

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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #4 on: 01/10/2012 04:37 PM »
It seems the crawler has stopped.
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #5 on: 01/10/2012 04:47 PM »
I think to save gas and money, just leave it there right where they just stopped, Not like anything else will be using the crawlerway anytime soon  LOL
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #6 on: 01/10/2012 05:06 PM »
I think to save gas and money, just leave it there right where they just stopped, Not like anything else will be using the crawlerway anytime soon  LOL

I bet the crawler would complain with been stuck out in the rain for a few months.

The crawler still hasn't moved. Any one heard of any problems?
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2012 05:30 PM »
moving again
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #8 on: 01/10/2012 06:19 PM »
near A/B split
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #9 on: 01/10/2012 06:34 PM »
Now past the split and on its way to pad A
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #10 on: 01/10/2012 07:30 PM »
On the video feed, now shows out of view
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #11 on: 01/10/2012 07:33 PM »
On the video feed, now shows out of view

Hopefully we will get pictures once at the pad.
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #12 on: 01/11/2012 11:50 AM »
Nice photos !!

So does anybody know why they moved it ?
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #13 on: 01/11/2012 12:26 PM »
So does anybody know why they moved it ?

Scroll to the top and read the very first post ;)

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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #14 on: 01/11/2012 12:32 PM »
So does anybody know why they moved it ?

Scroll to the top and read the very first post ;)

Yes, but exactly what modifications to the high bay ? Surely it's too early to start modifying for SLS, is it ?  Maybe it has to do with the 21st century ground systems program?

Just curious...
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #15 on: 01/11/2012 01:55 PM »
On the video feed, now shows out of view

Hopefully we will get pictures once at the pad.


Current view - you get your wish.. :)
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #16 on: 01/11/2012 02:41 PM »
Damn they started this trip yesterday, I guess by afternoon they just parked it outside the gate at the pad and decided to finish up today?
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #17 on: 01/11/2012 03:26 PM »
and since is the only action on any of the camera's in town... seems like it is moving again slowly..
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #18 on: 01/11/2012 04:20 PM »
Wish there was a shuttle stack on that MLP
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #19 on: 01/11/2012 04:22 PM »
well... if you squint your eyes reeeeeaaaalllly hard..... ;)
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #20 on: 01/11/2012 06:39 PM »
looks like the crawler moving away now
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« Reply #21 on: 01/11/2012 07:04 PM »
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #22 on: 01/11/2012 08:18 PM »
Does anyone know what work is taking place in the High bay that made this move needed? Why couldn't they store this by the VAB like the other MLP's are kept at?
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #23 on: 01/12/2012 10:47 AM »
Does anyone know what work is taking place in the High bay that made this move needed? Why couldn't they store this by the VAB like the other MLP's are kept at?

Not too sure on whats happening with in the VAB. The reason they moved it to the pad is proberly is that they only have 2 stands for MLP (i think) outside and they are taken up.
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #24 on: 01/12/2012 01:52 PM »
So why do they keep this pad?

Do they need it?

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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #25 on: 01/12/2012 01:58 PM »
and just to complete this epic journey,,, the crawler is moving down the road again...
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #26 on: 01/12/2012 04:39 PM »
So why do they keep this pad?

Do they need it?

From what I've read right now NASA has Moth Balled the pad, but any future company who chooses to use it can use as is or tear down at their expense... at least that's how I took what I read on here earlier a few weeks back, I may be totally wrong though.
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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
« Reply #27 on: 01/17/2012 06:05 PM »
Looks like the MLP will be moving from the VAB to Pad LC-39A. This is so they can do modifications to the high bay which it is currently in.

Looks like equipment is being removed, can see it in this shot from the VAB transfer aisle:

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