SpaceX Plans for Mobile Service Tower and 70 Launches Per Year

SpaceX has an environmental application to the FAA. It shows plans for a Mobile Service Tower and increasing launches to 70 per year. SpaceX will need to amend these plans when the Super Heavy Starship is working. The plans do not include Super Heavy Starship launches.

SpaceX plans to develop vertical integration capabilities at LC-39A to support commercial launches, NASA launches, and USAF’s National Security Space Launch program. An Mobile Service Tower (MST) would be constructed on the existing LC-39A pad to support this capability. The MST would consist of a steel trussed tower, a base, and a rail bridge. Four transport wheel assemblies located at the corners of the tower
Environmental Assessment for SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicle at KSC and CCAFS would be constructed and used to move the tower 130 feet from an integration to a launch position. The tower would have 11 floors and would be approximately 284 feet tall.

SOURCES- FAA, SpaceX
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

1 thought on “SpaceX Plans for Mobile Service Tower and 70 Launches Per Year”

  1. Funny how Covid is turning out to be a bad flu season and no more fear mongering on the NBF. Gone from the headlines. New CDC study shows a range from 0.002 to 0.26 for mortality rate. 43% coming from nursing homes. Mourn the dead, but don’t fear living.

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