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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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Re: Shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) Trip to LC-39A
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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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