Boeing has finalized an agreement with state aerospace economic development agency Space Florida to build the company’s CST-100 spacecraft in a repurposed NASA hangar at the Kennedy Space Center.
Orbiter Processing Facility-3 once housed the Space Shuttle and has been renamed the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility under the new agreement, Boeing said Tuesday.
“Adding the capabilities of the processing facility to our portfolio plays a big part in our plans (to provide a commercial space transportation system for NASA,” said John Mulholland, vice president and program manager for commercial programs at Boeing.
C3PF is in the second phase of renovations, where the company is updating technology for the environmental and electrical systems and also reflooring the facility.
The company completed phase one of the refurbishment in February and plans to move into the hangar in spring of 2014.
CST-100 is scheduled for a test launch in 2016.