SPC 1B is a 270,000 SF, 100K/ISO 8, state-of-the-art multi-user facility for processing medium-to-large class spacecraft and encapsulating in fairings up to 8 meters in diameter. The facility features a wide “main-entrance” vestibule, a transfer aisle to support incoming hardware and transfer operations, and overhead cranes in all bays with 100′ hook height. Security features include a perimeter site security fence with 24/7 active security systems. SPC 1B will be located on KSC near Contractor Road, just south of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at Launch Complex 39. NASA authorization is required to access the facility. Each processing area has independent access control.

SPC 1B Features

  • 270,000K+ sq ft state-of-the-art multi-user processing facility
  • 120-ft high bays with dedicated overhead cranes
  • Encapsulation cells supporting up to 8m fairing
  • Blast-rated structure supports ordinance and pressure vessel operations
  • ICD-705 security compliant
  • Six (6) 60-ft x 100-ft processing high baysTwo (2) 150-ft x 80-ft encapsulation bays
  • Two (2) 150-ft x 80-ft payload fairing processing and storage bays
  • Large capacity fueling operations.
  • Layout supports easy configuration of work areas for clean or classified operations
  • Segregated support areas for each processing cell: control room, office, and conference
  • Separate security-controlled access for each processing area
  • Shipping and receiving dock
  • Nearby access to all transportation modes: road, rail, air, and sea
  • Dedicated GSE conditioned storage and maintenance areas
  • Specialized commodity procurement and delivery
  • General production support with tool crib, chemical mixing, cold storage, and hazardous waste collection available

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