Space Life Sciences Lab (SLSL)
Space Florida continues to expand and focus use of this unique R&D facility while supporting International Space Station (ISS) and sub-orbital research activities. Collaborative efforts with public and private universities and other commercial entities allow Space Florida to develop and attract R&D companies and expand positive economic impact throughout the state.
Your Link to Launch – Located just outside of the gates of Kennedy Space Center, Exploration Park is on Florida’s Space Coast – the only place in the world with a Quadramodal Transportation Hub featuring transportation by land, air, sea and space.
Sustainable Development – Exploration Park is being developed with an emphasis on sustainability, from the preservation of natural wetbeds to LED street lights and the connectivity of the various building pads. Each facility will be built to LEED Silver or equivalent standards.
Launch and Landing Facility (LLF)
Space Florida’s storied Launch and Landing Facility (LLF) formerly known as the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF), is one of the longest runways in the world at an impressive 15,000-feet long. The LLF and accompanying facilities are currently available for use by external customers, and is operated and managed by Space Florida under a 30-year property agreement with NASA. In 2013, NASA announced the selection of Space Florida to maintain and operate the LLF. Space Florida was selected because its proposal for potential use of the facility is closely aligned with Kennedy’s vision for creating a multiuser spaceport.
Launch Complex 46
Space Florida’s Launch Complex 46 business strategy is to provide launch capabilities at the lowest cost possible. To help reach this goal, the Mobile Access Structure (MAS) was carefully planned and designed to accommodate a variety of types and sizes of launch vehicles. Space Florida is actively seeking launch and payload customers for this multi-use vertical launch facility.
Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF)
Formerly referred to as Orbiter Processing Facility 3 (OPF 3), Space Florida’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) is being transitioned into a modern and commercially friendly aerospace facility.
Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF)
Built for Boeing’s Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, this 88,960-square-foot facility was financed by Space Florida for $24 million and, under Space Florida’s management, was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.
Launch Complex 36
Since October 2008, Space Florida has been working on the initial design and development of Launch Complex 36. The Air Force announced its intention to make surplus launch property available for commercial customers on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to enable a dynamic and globally competitive commercial space sector. With State appropriated funds of $14.5 million, Space Florida intends to attract viable commercial space business with the incentive of a ready, well-positioned, safe, and easily-maintained launch complex and is actively seeking launch and payload customers for this multi-use vertical launch facility.
O & C Building
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 Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), 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 MPCV will be built and refurbished in Florida for many years.
Operational Storage Facility
The Solid Rocket Motor Operational Storage Facility was originally built in 1995 by Spaceport Florida Authority for the Lockheed Martin Corporation’s long term storage of the Titan IV Solid Rocket Motor Upgrade (SMRU). Florida’s site was selected after intense competition from California, Utah, and Mississippi because of its proximity to railroads, secure location, and convenience to the Florida launch site.
Processing Control Center (PCC)
The Processing Control Center (PCC) is a 99,000-square-foot, 3-story office building located in the LC-39 area of Kennedy Space Center, FL, near the Space Florida controlled C3PF.
Reusable Launch Vehicle Hangar
Space Florida partnered NASA for land use and the State of Florida for construction of the Reusable Launch Vehicle Hangar. The State of Florida appropriated $5.3 million for this project as part of a broader State of Florida and Kennedy Space Center initiative to expand the capability of the spaceport to support government and commercial research and technology development activities.