NASA awards contract to Precision Mechanical to upgrade launch pad fuel system

NASA has announced it has awarded a contract for the manufacture, fabrication and installation of upgrades to the liquid hydrogen system (LH2) to Florida-based Precision Mechanical, Inc., the company said.

The LH2 system is at launch complex 39B at NASA´s Kennedy Space Center.

This firm fixed-price contract has a potential total value of USD 60.3 million. The LH2 system upgrade includes integration of a new minimum 1.25-million-gallon LH2 storage sphere, associated vaporizers, flare stack and propane system, fill manifold, piping, valves, and controls.

Launch Complex 39B is undergoing a metamorphosis from top to bottom to support the agency´s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft for their first integrated uncrewed flight test.