• Space Launch Complex 3E.

Project Details

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


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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