Mobile Launch Platform Transfer
July 2, 2009
NASA's Space Shuttle Program handed over Mobile Launch Platform-1 to the Constellation Program at a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center March 25. The handover of the 4,625-ton, two story steel structure is a major milestone on the road to launching the Ares I-X flight test rocket later this year. The mobile launch platform will be modified from the current space shuttle configuration to support launch of the Ares I-X rocket.
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