Space Launch Complex 3E2018-12-03T09:22:41+00:00

Project Description

Project Details

Description Aerospace
Space Launch Facilities
Location Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Client/Owner Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Contact

John C. Kercsmar, PE
Aerospace
321-454-6103
John.Kercsmar@rsandh.com

Leslie J. Lake
Business Development
321-454-6150
Leslie.Lake@rsandh.com

Space Launch Complex 3E

RS&H provided design and construction services to modify Space Launch Complex 3E for Atlas V launch operations for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program at Vandenberg Air Force Base. RS&H designed the HVAC and Environmental Control Systems, which support the Atlas V vehicles at the fixed launch platform. The Environmental Control Systems is a redundant system designed to maintain an uninterrupted flow of highly conditioned air/gaseous nitrogen to the launch vehicle and payload during all vehicle processing and launch activities. RS&H also provided the design for the following facilities and systems:

  • Utilities
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fixed Launch Pad Umbilical Tower Water Deluge
  • Lower Acoustics Suppression Water
  • Potable Water
  • Mobile Service Tower Emergency Payload Drain System
  • Foundations and Supports
  • Cryogenic Propellants Siting, Grading, Drainage, Foundations, and Pits
  • Fixed Launch Pad
  • Payload Air Conditioning Shelter
  • Retention Pond
  • Paving, Grading, and Drainage