Space Launch Complex 41

Client:  Hensel Phelps Construction Co. (Prime Contractor)

Description: Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV).

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  Two 34-year-old towers on Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Station, fall to the ground amid the black smoke from explosives set to topple them. Weighing two million pounds, the umbilical tower (left) was approximately 200 feet high. The taller 300-foot Mobile Service Tower (right) weighs five million pounds. About 200 pounds of linear-shaped charges were used to topple the towers so that the materials can be recycled. Adjacent to the towers are lightning protection structures, which will remain on the site. The towers are being demolished to make room for Lockheed Martin’s 14-acre Vehicle Integration Facility (VIF), under construction. The implosion and removal of the tower debris is expected to be completed in two months. The VIF will be used for Lockheed Martin’s Atlas V Launch System.

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Space Launch Complex 41

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Space Launch Complex 41

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Space Launch Complex 41