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LAUNCH COMPLEXES 39-A AND 39-B

LAUNCH COMPLEXES 39-A AND 39-B

The launch pads are roughly octagonal in shape; each contains about 0.25 of a square mile of land. The pads are elevated above the surrounding terrain: 39-A is 48 feet above sea level and 39-B 55 feet. The hardstand area at the top of each pad measures 390 by 325 feet.

FIXED SERVICE STRUCTURE

ROTATING SERVICE STRUCTURE

SOUND SUPPRESSION WATER SYSTEM

SPACE SHUTTLE MAIN ENGINE HYDROGEN BURNOFF SYSTEM

FLAME DEFLECTOR SYSTEM

PROPELLANT STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION

PAYLOAD PROCESSING

PROCESSING FACILITIES AT CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION

RADIOISOTOPE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR STORAGE BUILDING

VERTICAL PROCESSING FACILITY

PAYLOAD HAZARDOUS SERVICING FACILITY

PAYLOAD CHANGEOUT ROOM

VERTICAL PROCESSING/INTEGRATION OPERATIONS

HORIZONTAL CARGO PROCESSING FACILITIES

SPACELAB ASSEMBLY/CHECKOUT AREA

SPACELAB PROCESSING/INTEGRATION OPERATONS

SMALL, SELF-CONTAINED PAYLOAD (GETAWAY SPECIAL) PROCESSING

LIFE SCIENCE PAYLOADS

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PAYLOADS