Vehicle Assembly Building Access Platforms

RS&H prepared the complete design and construction details for new platforms in the Vehicle Assembly Building to accommodate multi-user launch vehicles. Since NASA anticipates a variety of vehicles will use the platforms, the design incorporates vertically adjustable, fixed platforms, as well as a horizontal translating platform attached. These will yield complete access around the launch vehicle through the use of an insert and flip-type platforms for special access. Constructability, operability, and maintainability were considered for the ability to relocate the platforms vertically, as well as translate/extend and retract in and out of the high bay around the launch vehicle.

Project Information

Location:
Kennedy Space Center

Client:
NASA