Bechtel Wins $383M Contract to Design, Build NASA’s Second Mobile Launcher

Jeff Brody

Bechtel has been awarded a 44-month, $383M contract to design, construct, test and commission a second mobile launcher at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

The agency said Wednesday it will use the platform to assemble, process and launch the Space Launch System rocket with the Orion spacecraft on missions moon and Mars.

ML2 will be built to support KSC's exploration ground systems and will consist of a base structure, a launching platform for SLS and a tower intended to store pre-launch communications, power, fuel and stabilization accessories.

Contract work is scheduled to begin July 1.

Check Also

Savannah River Site

DOE Issues RFI for Savannah River Site Nuclear Cleanup Effort

The Department of Energy is looking for potential sources of environmental remediation services at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to support the National Nuclear Security Administration's site cleanup and modernization programs. 

Alain Bellemare Operating Executive Carlyle

Alain Bellemare Named Operating Executive for Carlyle’s Global Aerospace, Defense, Gov’t Services

Alain Bellemare, an aerospace industry veteran, has been appointed an operating executive within the global aerospace, defense and government services group at The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG).