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Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF)

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
Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) Sm=3
Med=2
Lg=1
Airlock:
85'x50'4"'x89'10"'

Highbay:
107'x60'4"'x94'10"

Airlock:
300,000

Highbay:
100,000

Airlock:
35'5"x75'

Highbay:
35'5"x75'

Airlock:
15 Ton Bridge
75' HH

Highbay:
Qty 2 50 Ton Bridge
83' HH

4140 sq-ft Haz Bi-Prop

The PHSF is designed to accomodate a variety of NASA and NASA customer payloads and can be used as a payload processing facility (PPF) or a hazardous processing facility (HPF). When a payload uses the facility as a PPF, it is assembled, configured and checked out for launch. In its function as an HPF, the PHSF accomodates such payload activities as ordnance installation, loading of liquid propellants (hypergols, etc.), hazardous systems tests/checkout, buildup/mating of a payload to a solid propellant upper-stage motor, propellant leak tests and other potentially hazardous operations.

The PHSF is located off avenue E, south of the Operations & Checkout Building in the KSC industrial area. Three main structures make up the PHSF complex: the PHSF itself which contains hazardous operations service bays and airlocks; the Multi-Operations Support Building (MOSB) which contains office space, support rooms, and payload control rooms for the PHSF and MPPF; and the transporter storage building. The complex also houses an oxidizer shed, fuel transfer building and krypton storage building.

The PHSF and MOSB were built in 1987 and the MOSB was modified in 1994.


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