Author Topic: ITS Launch Site and Infrastructure Discussion Thread  (Read 886 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

This thread is for specific discussion of the Launch Site and Infrastructure for ITS - notably as portrayed in the video.

39A is shown in the video. Texas site was mentioned as an option by Elon during the speech.

Resources:

Baseline ITS News Article

Pad 39A News Articles

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Reference Threads for 39A conversion to Falcon 9/FH

*L2 Members 39A Section from Shuttle to Present conversion materials

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As always, stay on topic, there are threads for all elements of ITS discussion, so check the SpaceX Mars Forum Section Menu  
« Last Edit: 09/28/2016 09:08 PM by Chris Bergin »

Offline Bubbinski

Had asked this question in another thread but it got lost in the shuffle:

The ITS launches on 29 million lbs of thrust. What's the minimum distance from the pad that you can safely watch the launch from? Would the Saturn V Center at KSC be at a safe distance or would it have to be moved?
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

Offline envy887

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Re: ITS Launch Site and Infrastructure Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: 09/28/2016 09:31 PM »
Had asked this question in another thread but it got lost in the shuffle:

The ITS launches on 29 million lbs of thrust. What's the minimum distance from the pad that you can safely watch the launch from? Would the Saturn V Center at KSC be at a safe distance or would it have to be moved?

That's 4 miles. The noise will be like standing 10 feet from a fighter jet with full afterburners going, but other than that it will be reasonably safe. Just stay away from non-shatterproof windows (I think you're OK on that count at the Saturn V center though).

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