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.

The repurposing of this asset is the result of a first of its kind partnership between NASA-KSC and Space Florida whereby Space Florida has secured full long-term rights to operate, maintain, and improve the facility under purely commercial standards and make it available to commercial tenants. C3PF is ideally situated for commercial use, with direct access to the 15,000 ft runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility which lies less than two miles away, as well as close proximity to all commercial, NASA, and Air Force launch pads located at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Space Florida has completed Phase 1 of the renovations to the C3PF in February 2013. This initial phase consisted of detailed design for facility modernization, as well as demolition of obsolete and abandoned Space Shuttle processing infrastructure including removal of the massive orbiter work stands in the High Bay to make room for a flexible and efficient clean-floor layout.

Specifications

  • High Bay
  • 30,000 sqft (197’ x 150’w x 95’h)
  • Two 30-Ton Bridge Cranes, 66 ft. max hook height
  • Main Door (95’w x 35’h)
  • Low Bay (formerly Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility, SSMEPF)
  • Processing Area