Developing Partnerships... Launching Dreams
The massive Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), standing 525 feet high, has supported human spaceflight activities for more than 50 years and provides capability to support a versatile array of operations well into the future. It is the largest vehicle integration facility in the space industry, with connectivity to KSC’s launch control centers and access to vertical launch pads. The building contains multiple work cells and high bays for potential use by commercial, non-profit, and Government entities with a diverse array of needs and requirements.
KSC has released an Announcement for Proposals (AFP) for private companies interested in using the VAB High Bay 1 (VAB HB1) for assembly, integration, and testing of launch vehicles. In addition to VAB HB1, the Center has a Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) available for reuse in commercial space operations. This announcement supports Kennedy’s transformation to a multi-user spaceport based on effectively utilizing assets identified in the Center’s 20-year Master Plan.
Read the AFP here.
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