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Re: Launch Complex-48
« Reply #40 on: 02/18/2023 01:14 pm »
NASA designed LC-48 as a “clean pad” offering approximately 30,000 square feet of paved area available for the launch system,


It is very clean.   Not even utilities.  They are just concreted acreage and nothing more.   
A silly idea.   Much like 39C.   And how much use has that got.

LC48 is nothing more than a repeat of LC39C built outside the fence surrounding LC39B so that the small-launch vehicles launched from that location would not have to compete with the launches scheduled for LC39B.
LC-48 has less than 39C

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Re: Launch Complex-48
« Reply #41 on: 02/18/2023 05:27 pm »
NASA designed LC-48 as a “clean pad” offering approximately 30,000 square feet of paved area available for the launch system,


It is very clean.   Not even utilities.  They are just concreted acreage and nothing more.   
A silly idea.   Much like 39C.   And how much use has that got.

I imagine SLC-46 has utilities, in which case that explains why astra went there and not to LC-48.
Any plans to bring at least electricity there?

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Re: Launch Complex-48
« Reply #42 on: 02/28/2023 06:32 pm »
Some additional files have been added to the recent RFI for concepts and operation of LC-48:

LC-48 Artist sketch of both pads-north and south
LC-48 Key Map
LC-48 Neighboring Pads
LC-48 Site Boundary
LC-48 North Boundary Sketch

Nothing very interesting - I've copied the Key Map for LC-48A below.
https://sam.gov/opp/cd18acfc7c384583b54fc79839c55e3c/view

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Re: Launch Complex-48
« Reply #43 on: 02/28/2023 08:11 pm »
Some additional files have been added to the recent RFI for concepts and operation of LC-48:

<snip>

Nothing very interesting - I've copied the Key Map for LC-48A below.
<snip>
Someone at NASA think launch providers will use liquid Hydrogen at the LC-48 complex as indicated on the key map.  ::)

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Re: Launch Complex-48
« Reply #44 on: 03/15/2023 08:24 pm »
Some additional files have been added to the recent RFI for concepts and operation of LC-48:

<snip>

Nothing very interesting - I've copied the Key Map for LC-48A below.
<snip>
Someone at NASA think launch providers will use liquid Hydrogen at the LC-48 complex as indicated on the key map.  ::)

LC-48 was initially designed with the Boeing XS-1 in mind, which would have used liquid hydrogen for fuel.

Now, it's just a placeholder. The RFI only says "fuel"
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