O&C Refurbishment for Orion
The Operations and Checkout (O&C) facility at Kennedy Space Center was originally
built to assemble the Apollo capsule. When NASA announced the development
of the next generation Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), Space Florida stepped
up and provided the $35 million necessary to refurbish and modernize the O&C.
Working closely with the Orion contractor, Lockheed Martin, Space Florida has assured
that the CEV will be built and refurbished in Florida for many years.
$35 million appropriated by the State of Florida
Project earned the Golden Eagle Award for Excellence from ABC
Completed on time and under budget
900 people were, at some point, directly involved in the project
59 of the 70 subcontractors and vendors were Florida-based
An average of 100 direct, full time jobs were created during the construction
Will lead to an estimated 300 full time jobs when fully operational
Modifications and upgrades were desi