Sarens lifts 1,200 tons for NASA

Sarens lifts 1,200 tons for NASA

On May 9, teams from NASA's Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) program and contractor Bechtel National Inc. moved the Mobile Launch Vehicle 2 main base structure for the Artemis IV mission to the moon to its final location using NASA's special tracked transporter at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The base structure of the mobile launcher, weighing almost 1,200 tonnes, was lifted by a system of jacks from Sarens to an operational height of almost 8 metres.

The mobile launcher will serve as the main interface between the ground launch systems, the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft, which will launch the SLS Block 1B rocket to the Moon, enabling the agency to send astronauts and heavier cargo.

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