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.

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