NASA Mobile Launcher

Photo of NASA Mobile Launcher

Duration: Expected Duration 18 Months

Location: Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Midwest Steel of Detroit Michigan announced that they have been awarded an important structural steel contract to modify NASA’s Mobile Launcher for the new Space Launch System at Kennedy Space Center.

Midwest Steel is delighted to have been selected for the structural steel portion of the project by the Prime Contractor, J.P. Donovan Construction of Rockledge, FL. This project will begin immediately and is targeted for completion in 18 months.

This project has the purpose of modifying the existing mobile launcher base from a 24’x24’ space to a much larger 32’ x 65’ space. This increase in size will allow the mobile launcher to accommodate NASA’s new Space Launch System and a variety of other launch vehicles.

The NASA Space Launch System will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond Earth orbit. It also will back up commercial and international partner transportation services to the International Space Station. Designed to be flexible for crew or cargo missions, the SLS will be safe, affordable, and sustainable, to continue America's journey of discovery from the unique vantage point of space.

“It is a tremendous honor for all of us at Midwest Steel to have been selected for this project. This is a very unique and challenging project that only the elite of the structural steel industry could undertake.” said Tom Broad, Executive Vice President, Midwest Steel.

Midwest Steel is a union contractor headquartered in Detroit Michigan. It has established itself as the leader of the structural steel industry through its innovative pre-construction design services, delivery of world class quality while maintaining an unmatched job site safety record.

Midwest Steel has offices across North America including offices in both Orlando and Cape Canaveral, Florida which will be both be instrumental in the successful completion of this project.