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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #20 on: 03/26/2009 02:54 AM »
Got a simple question (sorry if been asked before)

Where/How is the LH2 an LOX produced for the shuttle ?

If onsite, is the LOX piped/trucked to other Launch complexes on the cape for their needs also ?

Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #21 on: 03/26/2009 05:20 AM »
Got a simple question (sorry if been asked before)

Where/How is the LH2 an LOX produced for the shuttle ?

If onsite, is the LOX piped/trucked to other Launch complexes on the cape for their needs also ?

Thanks a bunch!

Both are produced by cryo gas contractors elsewhere and trucked to KSC via tanker truck shipments as needed to keep the pad storage tanks topped off (or refill after launches).
« Last Edit: 03/26/2009 05:21 AM by MKremer »

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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #22 on: 03/26/2009 06:30 AM »
LH2 in Louisana
LO2 in Mims, FL

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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #23 on: 03/26/2009 06:42 PM »
LH2 in Louisana
LO2 in Mims, FL

Thanks!

Is the tower that looks like a watertower at the pad a used for the water sound suppression or is it a Cryo tank ?

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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #24 on: 03/26/2009 06:49 PM »
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #25 on: 03/27/2009 02:31 AM »
Thanks Jim

Finding this thread prompted me to go looking for a KSC history site that I found years ago on a  NASA website. It is not easily found off history.nasa.gov, But I found it with a few googles. It's a great information site giving a good narative of the development of KSC and the Apollo program.

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4204/contents.html

It is a old non fancy HTML only site. Seems to be a web based transcription of a book. Some of the button gif pictures are broken, but the buttons still work. Hopefully someone in NASA History maintains this old site...

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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #26 on: 03/27/2009 03:37 AM »
Thanks Jim

Finding this thread prompted me to go looking for a KSC history site that I found years ago on a  NASA website. It is not easily found off history.nasa.gov, But I found it with a few googles. It's a great information site giving a good narative of the development of KSC and the Apollo program.

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4204/contents.html

It is a old non fancy HTML only site. Seems to be a web based transcription of a book. Some of the button gif pictures are broken, but the buttons still work. Hopefully someone in NASA History maintains this old site...

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PDF of the same book

http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19790003956

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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #27 on: 03/27/2009 05:33 AM »
Thanks! A great backup if the web version ever goes south.

Regarding LOX/LH2 I asked about previously, I looked and found a post script file that is dated (2001), but has interesting info on amounts of fuel etc used per shuttle. Prices are dated (2001), but interesting nonetheless. Attached is a converted PDF of the link below

http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/nasafact/ps/SSP.ps


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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #28 on: 03/31/2009 05:23 PM »
LH2 in Louisana
LO2 in Mims, FL

They also ship LH2 here from Pace, FL as well. We tend to get a mix of tankers when we get a shipment.
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #29 on: 04/01/2009 03:58 PM »
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #30 on: 04/01/2009 04:48 PM »
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #31 on: 04/01/2009 05:19 PM »
What are those three boxes on the MLP during rollout? I know that the large white box is a purge unit.
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #32 on: 04/01/2009 05:56 PM »
Generators. They are removed after the MLP gets connected to shore power.
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #33 on: 04/01/2009 06:02 PM »
Generators. They are removed after the MLP gets connected to shore power.
Thought so, but wasn't entirely sure. Just one final question: What about the orange frame? Some sort of lifting device?
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #34 on: 04/01/2009 06:09 PM »
Yeah, and it's usually there every time it rolls out. usually stays there almost until launch preps. It's used to remove an access panel thats right underneath it, but I'm not sure why they do it.
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #35 on: 04/01/2009 06:10 PM »
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #36 on: 04/01/2009 06:12 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #37 on: 04/07/2009 02:51 PM »
Where can I find the camera locations around LC 39 (both pads)?
I've looked all over the site and the internet but so far no luck. Can anyone help?

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Re: Launch Complex 39 Q&A
« Reply #39 on: 04/07/2009 10:47 PM »
Regarding LOX/LH2 I asked about previously, I looked and found a post script file that is dated (2001), but has interesting info on amounts of fuel etc used per shuttle. Prices are dated (2001), but interesting nonetheless. Attached is a converted PDF of the link below

http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/nasafact/ps/SSP.ps


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Thanks for this, very very interesting. I'm certainly glad my car doesn't run on hydrazine. I'll never complain about gas prices again.

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