How many integration cells are in the SPIF?
Any word on how much SpaceX is paying for the use of this building? Or is it just a "you pay the upkeep" type of arrangement, like with Pad 39A?
Quote from: Lars_J on 04/20/2014 06:49 pmAny word on how much SpaceX is paying for the use of this building? Or is it just a "you pay the upkeep" type of arrangement, like with Pad 39A?I believe it would be like 39A. The NRO is now using the EPF.
Here is a integration cell being used for STS-44, DSP on an IUS
What's the other tall building just to the north on Titan III rd?
Quote from: Jim on 04/19/2014 08:59 pmHere is a integration cell being used for STS-44, DSP on an IUSThose technician's in those clean room suits sure do look like Ninjas, talk about security.Thanks Jim for sharing all this cool spaceflight photos.
I am still unclear on a couple of points. Does anyone else use the SPIF? Or will SpaceX be the only user? Jim says the NRO is now using the EPF, so was this facility mainly used for national security payloads before and they no longer have a use for it? Thanks.
So the SMAB became the SPIF?
Back in the day, when I worked at KSC, I knew vaguely that this all existed, but it still took my breath away to finally see photos of it years later. It was an entire parallel classified universe, not only of the big test stands but of the people. There was even an alternate me over there! - Ed Kyle
I have all the drawings for the SPIF. There is one problem. Whoever "packaged" the drawings onto the CD used the same reference number for the index of the drawings and the overview drawing. So in setting up the CD, the overview drawing was deleted. I am looking for alternative sources for the drawing. The rest of the drawings have no context for those unfamiliar with the SPIF without this overview drawing