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SLC-3E Ground Support Equipment

To accommodate the new Atlas V needs, the pad Liquid Oxygen (LOX) had to be significantly expanded and modified. Aided by the LMA engineers our team was tasked with the design and hardware installation of an additional LOX tank and the associated evaporator pumping and pipe system supplying the rocket. We also ended up with heavy involvement in the field work and as built documentation of the new system and doing some very complex analysis work on the flow in the LOX distribution and drain piping.

The Atlas V operations required significant additions to the pad high pressure GN2 systems. Our team was tasked with hardware design, layout, detailing and field installation follow up of the expanded system.