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2 DATE FY 19_ MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA = AIR FORCE

3. INSTALLATION AND LOCATION

CALIFORNIA

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE,

PROJECT TITLE

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5. PROJECT NUMBER

SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (STS)-FACILITY MODIFICATIONS

deferred to accomplish changes that were time-sensitive. CURRENT SITUATION: STS launch facilities are currently under construction at VAFB. Recently revised system requirements, flight vehicle hardware characteristics, and payload processing operations cannot be accommodated without the proposed facility additions/modifications. Provisions are being made in present launch facility construction activities to incorporate features that will minimize retrofit impacts associated with the modifications proposed by this project. IMPACT IF NOT PROVIDED: If this project is not approved, Space Transporta tion System launches could not be safely conducted from Vandenberg AFB.

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2. DATE FY 1983 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA AIR FORCE 3 INSTALLATION AND LOCATION

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500 ($000)

B.

NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT
THE FUNCTION OF THE PROPOSED FACILITY....

0 (PEOPLE)

C. ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE

PROPOSED FACILITY.

N/A ($000)

D. ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE

EXISTING FACILITY IF NEW FACILITY IS A REPLACEMENT.

N/A ($000)

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Jul 81

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F. EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT WHICH WILL BE
PROVIDED FROM OTHER APPROPRIATIONS:

Fiscal Year
Equipment

Procuring

Appropriated
Nomenclature
Appropriation

Or Requested

Cost ($000)

None

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DEC 13910

PREVIOUS EDITION IS OOSOLETE IN THE USAF.

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10. DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Construct a 229' high, 156' long & 169' wide (approx), steel, with metal siding, rail-mounted, mobil structure. Construct directly related additions (foundations, rails and tie-downs) & modifications to existing & planned STS launch complex facilities including replacing the west wall of the launch mount with a hinged wall and modifying the Mobile Service Tower to allow for a weather seal between the 2 structures. 11.

REQUIREMENT: As required. 12 PROJECT: Construct & modify launch complex facilities to erect, mate, service and test Space Shuttle in a sheltered environment. REQUIREMENT: Facilities are required to provide protection from adverse weather conditions during assembly of the Solid Rocket Booster Segments, the External Tank & the Orbital Flight Vehicle. These facilities are part of the joint NASA-DOD effort, directed by Presidential Task Group in 1969, CURRENT SITUATION: Presently planned facilities & equipment systems provide no weather protection & are not adequate to support required assembly operations in a manner that is responsive to mission launch schedule needs. Recent weather data analyses coupled with newer, more stringent NASA integration mating operation within launch schedule constraint with the present unprotected system is less than 50%. At Eastern Launch Site this activity is performed within the Vertical Assembly Building. IMPACT IF NOT PROVIDED: There is a high risk that the Flight Vehicle and/ or the External Tank could be damaged during assembly operations. Delays in accomplishing necessary pre-launch operations will result in extensive costs resulting from inefficient use of ground operations personnel and vehicle hardware.

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B.

NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT
THE FUNCTION OF THE PROPOSED FACILITY..

0 (PEOPLE)

C.

ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE
PROPOSED FACILITY.

N/A ($000)

D.

ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE
EXISTING FACILITY IF NEW FACILITY IS A REPLACEMENT.

N/A ($000)

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F. EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT WHICH WILL BE
PROVIDED FROM OTHER APPROPRIATIONS:

Fiscal Year
Equipment

Procuring

Appropriated
Nomenclature
Appropriation

Or Requested

Cost ($000)

None

DD, 13910

PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE IN THE USAF.

PAGE NO U.S. G.P.0. 1977-241-130/12 15

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA

HYPERGOLIC STOCKPILE STORAGE 5 PROGRAM ELEMENT 6 CATEGORY CODE 7. PROJECT NUMBER 8. PROJECT COST (S000)

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10. DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Above ground fuel and oxidizer storage tanks, utilities and necessary support. Includes below grade spill tanks, support buildings, spill/vapor control systems, water deluge system, concrete retaining walls, perimeter and access roads, parking, and fencing. 11. REQUIREMENT: 463,000 GA ADEQUATE: 144,000 GA SUBSTANDARD: 45,000 GA PROJECT: Construct new and relocate existing on-base and off-ba se stainless steel tanks for storage of hydrazine fuel and nitrogen tetroxide oxidizer (hypergolic) propellants. REQUIREMENT: Hypergolic fuels are essential to missile and space opera

tions. As there is only one source of supply of these hypergolic fuels, adequate storage must be provided at Vandenberg to provide a sufficient stockpile in the event of failure of the current supplier to be able to continue to provide these fuels. This storage is required to permit sufficient time to allow the existing source to resume production or for the governmment to seek other sources in the event the supply is interrupted or stopped for any reason. Also, additional storage is required to store fuels that are removed from active missiles that must be removed from their active role for reasons of maintenance or programmed deactivation. CURRENT SITUATION: The government is the only user of these hypergolic materials and currently relies on a single sole source supply for their availability. Should the current supply be interrupted for any reason, there would not be sufficient hypergolic fuels available to sustain vital missile and space operations long enough to permit resumption of the current supply or to seek alternate sources. In addition, there is insufficient storage space available to allow for the storing of fuels contained in currently active missiles that must be removed from their active.

MAY

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