KSC Prepares for Arrival of SLS Core Stage Written 25 March 2021


Artist's rendtion of the Space Launch System. | NASA

Florida Today reports that the team at Kennedy Space Center are preparing for the arrival of the Space Launch System core stage. Inside the center’s Vehicle Assembly building (VAB), “twin solid rocket boosters stand at attention ready” for the core stage, which is expected to arrive in late April. Technicians at KSC “began stacking the 177-foot tall boosters back in November and are now working on final touches such as closing out the joints on the boosters and adding wiring and cabling.” Once the SLS’ first stage “arrives[,] it will be transported inside the VAB where technicians will perform work on the thermal protection system and other systems before attaching it to the boosters.” 
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