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The launch of a space vehicle causes severe environmental conditions that can damage
launch pads, launch vehicles, payloads, and nearby structures. The Launch Systems
Testbed uses Kennedy Space Center's test and analysis capabilities to understand and predict the
launch environment and to develop innovative ways to reduce the negative effects of a launch.
Vibration, acoustics, and the launch exhaust plume are analyzed to increase safety,
improve performance, and reduce costs for current and future launch vehicles.
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NASA Official: James Heald (James.Healdemail@example.com) , Director, Spaceport Engineering and Technology Directorate
Curator: Bruce Vu (Bruce.T.Vu@nasa.gov)
Last Revised: October 6, 2004