Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Heavy lift upgrades pave the way to Mars

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has upgraded one of its crawler units as it progresses with its ‘Journey to Mars’ mission.

Photo credit: Julian Leek
The upgraded machine will not only give the crawler a longer operational life, but will be able to transport the heavier components that make up the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket – the primary launch vehicle of NASA's deep space exploration plans, including the lunar flights of the Artemis programme and a possible human mission to Mars.

Last week, the crawler (CT-2) moved the launch tower of the SLS to the launch pad for testing.

Recent modifications to the crawler include redesigned and upgraded roller bearings, removal and replacement of the existing bearings with a new assembly that can carry a greater load, and an improved lubrication system.

The crawler (CT-2) will carry the mobile launcher with the SLS atop from the vehicle assembly building (VAB) to launch pad 39B. The crawler has four reinforced pickup points on its surface that secure into place underneath the mobile launcher to carry it to the pad.

www.nasa.gov

Heavy Lift | News

MIS moves engine across Oman thumbnail image

MIS moves engine across Oman

September 13 - Muscat International Shipping & Logistics (MIS) has transported a 140-ton (127-tonne) Wärtsilä engine from a power station in Khasab to Duqm, Oman.
Views: 445
CTO completes brewery shipment thumbnail image

CTO completes brewery shipment

September 12 - CTO do Brasil has coordinated the delivery of brewery equipment from the port of Nantong, China to the port of Santos, Brazil.
Views: 369
Van der Vlist in blade delivery thumbnail image

Van der Vlist in blade delivery

September 12 - Van der Vlist is in the process of delivering 50 wind turbines to the Wieringermeer project in the Netherlands.
Views: 428

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.