Kennedy Space Center Disassembly of the MLP-3
Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex
When we think of American Space exploration and its history we think of the astronauts and the spacecraft they have flown on. We think of breathtaking views of earth and spectacular images of distant galaxies. We often think of all the men and women who work for the various supporting contractors that make each launch possible.
But there’s one very crucial component to America’s space history that doesn’t often get the accolades it deserves. The Mobile Launch Platforms, or as NASA refers to them, MLPs. Mobile Launcher Platform 3 or MLP-3, formerly Mobile Launcher 1 or ML-1 was one of three Mobile Launcher Platforms used at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, it was used for Saturn V and Saturn IB launches, and later for the Space Shuttle. Perhaps the most historic flight to launch from the ML-1 was Apollo 11.
Advon was chosen for the disassembly of the MLP-3 as we had major success in the previous demolition of the MLP-2 in 2021.