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Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF)

Facility # P/L's at one time Processing Space, WxLxH Clean Room Class Door Size Hoisting Equipment, Tons & Max Hoisting Height Control Room Size, Sq Ft Haz Ops Cap
Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) Sm=4
Med=2
Lg=1
Airlock:
39'x28'x20'

Highbay:
60'x135'x62'

Airlock:
300,000

Highbay:
100,000

Airlock:
20'x15'

Highbay:
28'x42'

Airlock:
None

Highbay:
20 Ton Bridge
50' HH

2900 sq-ft Non Haz

The Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) is one of Kennedy Space Center's many non-hazardous payload facilities. After payloads arrive at the MPPF, they go through their final assembly in preparation for launch. This could include installation of such things as solar panels, antennas, and other items shipped separately to the launch site. During a payload's stay at the MPPF, stand-alone systems tests and payload functional testing with payload-unique ground checkout equipment are conducted to ensure the payload is ready for launch.

The MPPF is located just off E Avenue, south of the Operations & Checkout (O&C) Building in the KSC industrial area.

Two major structures make up the MPPF complex: the MPPF itself, which contains an airlock and processing highbay and lowbay, and the Multi-Operations Support Building (MOSB), which contains offices and control rooms.

The MPPF and MOSB were constructed by NASA in 1994.