Space Station Processing Facility
The Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) is a three-story, 42,500 m2 (457,000 square foot) building located in the Kennedy Space Center industrial area, just east of the Operations and Checkout Building. It was built for the processing of International Space Station flight hardware. The SSPF includes two processing bays, an airlock, operational control rooms, laboratories, logistics areas, office space, and a cafeteria. The processing areas, airlock, and laboratories were designed to support non-hazardous Station and Space Shuttle payloads in 100,000 class clean work areas.
Station components currently in the SSPF
As of 6 April 2011[update]:
- Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules Raffaello and Donatello.
- Two Lightweight Multi-Purpose Equipment Support Structure Carriers (LMCs).
- Node 1 Structural Test Article (STA) - to become Node 4/Docking Hub System (DHS).
When the lights in the building are on, most of these components can be seen on the live webcam from the facility.
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