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Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by S'toon, Oct 6, 2016.
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Hurricane Matthew impact on Florida and SpaceX facilities. • /r/spacex
Wind Conditions Drop, Preliminary Damage Assessments Underway at KSC
Posted on October 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm by Sarah Loff.
The wind conditions at Kennedy Space Center have dropped below 40 knots and preliminary damage assessments are under way. KSC is now in a “Weather Safe” condition as of 2 p.m. Friday. While there is damage to numerous facilities at KSC, it consists largely roof damage, window damage, water intrusion, damage to modular buildings and to building siding. There does not appear to be damage to flight hardware at this time. The Damage Assessment and Recovery team will undertake more detailed inspection on Saturday and will enter all facilities. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be closed on Saturday and will reopen on Sunday. Based on the damage assessment, the return to work status for KSC employees will be determined Saturday afternoon."
Buildings near launch sites seem to be fine. But Solid Motor Assembly Building (SMAB) is damaged.
I hope these are not blown out F9 fairings...
I don't think those are SpaceX buildings. I think those are ULA buildings. ULA does vertical integration and they need tall high buildings.
SpaceX uses Satellite Processing and Integration Facility (SPIF), part of SMAB:
WOW! That dude has some serious "kicking tires" qualifications!
A SpaceX official told Ars, “Hurricane Matthew caused some damage to the exterior of SpaceX's payload processing facility at Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The company has a ready and fully capable back-up for processing payloads at its SLC-40 hangar annex building. There was no damage the company’s facilities at Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.”
NASA photos reveal only minor space center damage from Hurricane Matthew