Facilities Overview

 

In 1995 The California Spaceport® became a reality when the U.S. Air Force awarded a 25 year lease which included a payload processing facility and more than 100 acres of land for commercial launch facility construction.


Integrated Processing Facility (IPF)


The Integrated Processing Facility was built for the Space Shuttle Program at a cost in excess of $300M. The building was designed to process three shuttle-class payloads simultaneously. Today, payload processing activities are occurring on a regular basis. The IPF can also support booster processing and administrative activities. For more information on  the IPF Click Here



SSI Commercial Launch Facility (CLF) at Space Launch Complex 8 (SLC-8)


SLC-8 has been constructed to provide a clean pad approach that is highly flexible, with a capability to accommodate multiple launch vehicle configurations.  Currently SLC-8 is configured to support solid propellant boosters including MMII and Castor 120 based vehicles. The flexibility of the SLC-8 design allows for future modifications to provide capability up through Delta II class boosters.

For more information on SLC-8  Click Here

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