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From: Delray Beach Florida USA
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posted 07-27-2006 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hlbjr   Click Here to Email hlbjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need help determining which of the pads at Complex 36 are A & B. Spaceflight films great liftoff DVD's have great Atlas footage of AC1 & AC5 at 36A but I don't know which actual pad that is. I guess I should ask which is the North-Easternmost pad and which one is the most South-Westernmost? Or, which one has the longest railway for the Mobile Service Structure to transit? Thanks for your help.


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posted 07-27-2006 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At one time, the umbilical tower on Pad-36B was taller than the one on Pad-36A. When the pads were closed, both umbilical towers were the same height I believe. If Ken Havekotte sees this post, he can enlighten us on this.

John Macco
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Space Unit
Shady Side, Md.


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posted 07-27-2006 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LC-36A is the pad which is situated northeast, while 36B is the southwest complex.

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