Aerospace Projects

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Rockwell International Equipment



Coast Constructors erected the Orbiter Lifting Facility which enabled NASA to load the Space Shuttle Endeavor for transport from its point of manufacture in Palmdale to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The installation of this framework, which is 95 feet high and has a lifting capacity of 300,000 lbs. with three 50 ton electric motors, was scheduled to be completed in 84 days. Coast Constructors, in spite of adverse weather conditions, compressed the schedule and finished the project in 49 days. We had to overcome adverse site conditions, such as inadequate power and water, but brought in our own generators and equipment at no additional cost to the customer. Coast Constructors also load tested the framework with massive concrete weights. Rockwell awarded Coast Constructors their 1990 exceptional Company Performance Award for its accomplishments on this project.