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Complex 36 tower demolition
« on: 06/14/2007 07:58 pm »
It looks like the service towers at CCAFS's SLC 36 (Atlas Centaur) are slated to be demo'ed.
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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #2 on: 06/16/2007 02:52 pm »
What are they planning to do with Complex 36? Just dismantling and abandoning it, or some reconversion is upcoming?
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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #3 on: 06/16/2007 03:08 pm »
I think that SpaceX is going to use complex 36 for the Falcon 1 or 9 rockets.

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #4 on: 06/16/2007 03:51 pm »
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I think that SpaceX is going to use complex 36 for the Falcon 1 or 9 rockets.

Yeah, I had heard the same.

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #5 on: 06/16/2007 03:56 pm »
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Spacewizard - 16/6/2007  4:08 PM

I think that SpaceX is going to use complex 36 for the Falcon 1 or 9 rockets.

Yeah, I had heard the same.

The USAF approved them for LC40.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_space_thewritestuff/2007/04/spacex_gets_app.html

http://www.space.com/news/070426_spacex_capecanaveral.html

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0704/29spacexcomplex40/

http://uplink.space.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=businesstech&Number=705728&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&fpart=


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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #6 on: 06/16/2007 05:19 pm »
Spaceflightnow.com photos of the MST demolition earlier today. http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0706/16complex36/
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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #7 on: 06/16/2007 05:41 pm »
Nothing like a few shaped charges, thinking of the same to remove a structure on my property.. but I guess the locals will not be very pleased

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #8 on: 06/16/2007 06:40 pm »
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MySDCUserID - 16/6/2007  4:56 PM

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ShuttleDiscovery - 16/6/2007  11:51 AM

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Spacewizard - 16/6/2007  4:08 PM

I think that SpaceX is going to use complex 36 for the Falcon 1 or 9 rockets.

Yeah, I had heard the same.

The USAF approved them for LC40.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_space_thewritestuff/2007/04/spacex_gets_app.html

http://www.space.com/news/070426_spacex_capecanaveral.html

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0704/29spacexcomplex40/

http://uplink.space.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=businesstech&Number=705728&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&fpart=


Thanks.

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #9 on: 06/16/2007 06:41 pm »
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DaveS - 16/6/2007  6:19 PM

Spaceflightnow.com photos of the MST demolition earlier today. http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0706/16complex36/

Thanks for the link Dave! Great photos there, althought a little sad as a peice of history is being demolished... :(

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #10 on: 06/17/2007 11:33 am »
Any news on when they're bringing down the MSS on 40?

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #11 on: 06/22/2007 11:00 am »
Patrick AFB released a video of the demolition
http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070621-093.wmv




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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #12 on: 06/22/2007 11:19 am »
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Any news on when they're bringing down the MSS on 40?

Depends on Spacex's needs

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #13 on: 06/24/2007 09:37 pm »
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Any news on when they're bringing down the MSS on 40?

Depends on Spacex's needs

I believe the MSS will be brought down before the Falcon 9 flies. SpaceX use horizontal, off-pad assembly, so it is not needed.

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #14 on: 06/25/2007 12:56 am »
If spacex is going to serve the USAF, it will need thet MST (vise MSS).  But still, it doesn't have to come down, it can be parked out of the way.  spacex only has a 5 years lease to the pad

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #15 on: 06/25/2007 05:04 am »
After five years, assuming that they are still flying Falcon 9s, do you think SpaceX is more likely to move somewhere else for low-inclination launches? I'd think SLC-40 would be the perfect place for them, as they can use the existing infrastructure (especially for government payloads), while still having a relatively "clean" pad...

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Re: Complex 36 tower demolition
« Reply #16 on: 06/27/2007 08:51 am »
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Jim - 25/6/2007  1:56 AM

If spacex is going to serve the USAF, it will need thet MST (vise MSS).  But still, it doesn't have to come down, it can be parked out of the way.  spacex only has a 5 years lease to the pad

See http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0704/29spacexcomplex40/

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