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Fraser
2008-Aug-22, 12:00 AM
There's a big problem with Kennedy Space Center playing host to the Constellation Program: The heavy-lift rocket, Ares V, may be too heavy for the infrastructure to cope with. The crawlerway is a 40 year old road designed for the Saturn V (Apollo Program) crawler-transporters and is currently used to carry the Shuttle up to [...]

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JonClarke
2008-Aug-22, 03:16 AM
Another panic story over potentially nothing.

Peter B
2008-Aug-22, 03:22 AM
I don't understand. Why do they talk about the fully laden weight of the Ares V. It isn't transported with fuel in it, so what's the issue?

Ronald Brak
2008-Aug-22, 04:25 AM
I don't understand. Why do they talk about the fully laden weight of the Ares V. It isn't transported with fuel in it, so what's the issue?

Maybe NASA workers are fond of filling rockets with water while they're on the crawler and splashing around in them in summer?

KaiYeves
2008-Aug-22, 09:20 PM
Another panic story over potentially nothing.
I know. Isn't UT supposed to be on our side?

JustAFriend
2008-Aug-23, 03:25 PM
Typical government budgeting process:

Spend the money to start building the vehicle,
THEN 'announce' there is a problem with infrastructure.

Who's going to let a multi-jillion dollar rocket sit in the VAB
for a measly 50-200 million dollar upgrade to the roadway/crawler?????

They'll get their money, everyone will grouse a bit and things will go on....