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Modification Of The Ares-I Mobile Launcher For The SLS

YEAR

2015

LOCATION

Space Coast, FL

ABOUT

JP Donovan Construction was selected as the Prime Contractor for the NASA Ares-I Mobile Launcher Project to modify the existing Ares-I Mobile Launcher (ML) Space Launch System (SLS) to accept a larger rocket system.

Publications regarding JP Donovan’s Involvement:

NASA Awards Contract to Modify Mobile Launcher

Birds Eye Video of the Mobile Launcher

America’s Next Great Rocket- Launching from the Ares-I Mobile Launcher

Project Scope Included:

  • Demolition, fabrication and erection of structural steel up to a height of 285 feet
  • Fabrication, installation and testing of GSE systems
  • Installation of Pre and Post Liftoff water systems
  • Main engine fire suppression systems
  • Modification and certification of all electrical systems
  • Cryogenic tunnel installation
  • Interfaces with existing structures
  • Fabrication

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