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Dave Shayler
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posted 02-14-2018 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Shayler   Click Here to Email Dave Shayler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if the cost of "nominal" space shuttle post-launch pad refurbishment had been announced now the program has been completed.

Each shuttle launch has been estimated at around $450 million, a canceled launch came in at about $1.2 million (for fuel and wages) and repairs and facelift to the flame trench after the STS-124 launch was stated to be in the range of $2.7 million, but that was a one-off just for that repair.

I am looking for any figures available for the average cost of preparing the pad for the next shuttle mission following a "nominal" launch and where that is accounted for in the overall NASA budget. Can anyone help please?

Jim Behling
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posted 02-14-2018 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cost of the pad refurb would be in the shuttle Kennedy Space Center operations budget. And there likely would not be a single line item, since each task would be done by different groups (MLP, pad surface, pad structures, facility plumbing, facility electrical, etc).

Dave Shayler
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posted 02-24-2018 06:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Shayler   Click Here to Email Dave Shayler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the post Jim

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