Modifying A Modified Mobile Launcher That Will Be Used Once

Citing safety, NASA panel advises building a new, costly mobile launcher, Ars Technica (link fixed)

"A 2012 report from NASA's inspector general estimated the costs of building a new mobile launcher then at $122 million, but a new structure expressly for the larger Block 1B rocket to be used for the second flight of the SLS rocket would almost certainly cost more. Additionally, If NASA builds a new mobile launcher, the modified one now being configured for the first SLS flight would likely be used just once--a waste of infrastructure that cost perhaps half a billion dollars and more than a decade of development."

- Modifying The Modified Mobile Launcher (2013), earlier post
- Modifying The Modified Mobile Launcher (2013), earlier post
- CEV Mobile Launcher Solicitation (2012), earlier post
- Space Shuttle Program Hands over Launch Platform to Constellation (2009), earlier post
- NASA Awards Contract for Ares I Mobile Launcher (2008), earlier post
- OIG on Ares 1 Mobile Launcher Mods (2007), earlier post
- NASA KSC Solicitation: Construction of Constellation Crew Launch Vehicle Mobile Launcher (2007), earlier post

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