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RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« on: 08/15/2013 05:24 PM »
Looks like Hangar S and AF are under the ax.

http://spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=44503

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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #1 on: 08/15/2013 06:14 PM »
OUCH!

How about:

Option 2- Close/Demolish Facilities and Structures at Various Locations to include the Orbiter Mate/Demate, Ammonia Boiler Refurbishment, and Storage Facilities

Losing the orbiter mate/demate facility (if correct) will be a hard one to swallow
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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #2 on: 08/15/2013 06:51 PM »
OUCH!

How about:

Option 2- Close/Demolish Facilities and Structures at Various Locations to include the Orbiter Mate/Demate, Ammonia Boiler Refurbishment, and Storage Facilities

Losing the orbiter mate/demate facility (if correct) will be a hard one to swallow

Why? It's just rusting steel.

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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #3 on: 08/15/2013 08:01 PM »
OUCH!

How about:

Option 2- Close/Demolish Facilities and Structures at Various Locations to include the Orbiter Mate/Demate, Ammonia Boiler Refurbishment, and Storage Facilities

Losing the orbiter mate/demate facility (if correct) will be a hard one to swallow

Why? It's just rusting steel.

call me sentimental
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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #4 on: 08/15/2013 10:15 PM »
Hmm, curious about AF. I thought it was still being used. By ATK or someone else I believe....
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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #5 on: 08/16/2013 02:31 PM »
Hmm, curious about AF. I thought it was still being used. By ATK or someone else I believe....

I drive by it quite a bit. The lights ain't on and nobody's home...

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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #6 on: 08/16/2013 03:55 PM »
Losing the orbiter mate/demate facility (if correct) will be a hard one to swallow
There's no money for it and the apron "real estate" might be better used in some other way.  They were already planning to remove the one at Dryden.  (That was back in September when Endeavour was there one last time.  The MDD there might already be gone.)
« Last Edit: 08/16/2013 03:56 PM by psloss »

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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #7 on: 08/16/2013 05:07 PM »
For those of us unfamiliar with the location of these structures, can someone tell us where they are located?

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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #8 on: 08/16/2013 07:10 PM »
Hmm, curious about AF. I thought it was still being used. By ATK or someone else I believe....

I drive by it quite a bit. The lights ain't on and nobody's home...

Wish someone would run a "replacement cost" program before all these buildings are gone.
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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #9 on: 08/16/2013 07:21 PM »
Hmm, curious about AF. I thought it was still being used. By ATK or someone else I believe....

I drive by it quite a bit. The lights ain't on and nobody's home...

Wish someone would run a "replacement cost" program before all these buildings are gone.

No need to do that since there is no need for these specific buildings.  There is an excess of buildings on the Cape and no users. 
« Last Edit: 08/16/2013 07:22 PM by Jim »


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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #11 on: 08/16/2013 11:21 PM »
Hmm, curious about AF. I thought it was still being used. By ATK or someone else I believe....

I drive by it quite a bit. The lights ain't on and nobody's home...

We've tossed the idea around once or twice about storing a first stage there when there is already one at the pad since AO won't work anymore. One of the cons we were told was that we'd have to share the hanger, with ATK I thought. But it's completely possible we had heard wrong...
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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #12 on: 08/17/2013 02:28 AM »
Hmm, curious about AF. I thought it was still being used. By ATK or someone else I believe....

I drive by it quite a bit. The lights ain't on and nobody's home...

We've tossed the idea around once or twice about storing a first stage there when there is already one at the pad since AO won't work anymore. One of the cons we were told was that we'd have to share the hanger, with ATK I thought. But it's completely possible we had heard wrong...
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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #13 on: 08/17/2013 02:52 AM »
Use it or lose it!

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Seems a whole lot cheaper to just new construct a steel hanger.  It's not like the hangers SpaceX uses for their falcon rockets are anything special.

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Re: RFP for demolition at CCAFS
« Reply #14 on: 08/17/2013 02:02 PM »
We've tossed the idea around once or twice about storing a first stage there when there is already one at the pad since AO won't work anymore. One of the cons we were told was that we'd have to share the hanger, with ATK I thought. But it's completely possible we had heard wrong...

What's wrong with AO?

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