• Aerial view of Centaur Cryogenic Tank facility.

Project Details

Description Aerospace
Manufacturing, Process & Assembly Buildings
Location Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Client/Owner US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District


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Centaur Cryogenic Tanking Facility

RS&H provided final design, environmental permit applications, and construction services for a secure complex for off-pad cryogenic tanking/detanking and hypergol loading of the Titan IV/Centaur Upper Stage. The design included:

Cryogenic Tanking Cell
A hazardous high bay building for assembly, checkout, cryogenic fuel and oxidizer loading and unloading, and hypergol loading. The cell also includes emergency exhaust systems, moveable access platforms, vehicles handling equipment, hypergol spill washdown/collection system, GN2 distribution, purge systems, and explosion attenuation.

Cryogenic Tanking Cell Support Building
An adjacent single-story building used to support Cryogenic Tanking Cell operations. The building contains a 1,300-square-foot avionics/electrical AGE area, mechanical Aerospace Ground Equipment area, communications area, and test/maintenance areas.