NASA Kennedy Space Center
Crawlerway – Kennedy Space Center, FL
Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. conducted studies to evaluate the soil conditions along the Crawlerways at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to determine if modifications are necessary to support the next generation of space vehicles which are estimated to be 33% heavier (total weight) than any previous load.
SESI mobilized to perform 160 CPT tests and completed testing nine days later, several days ahead of the fast-track schedule. There was an urgency for the testing to be accurate and timely to avoid delays to launches scheduled by NASA. Precautions were in place to allow for testing to be placed on hold should the Crawlerways be needed during an emergency. SESI was able to complete the testing ahead of schedule and avoid any negative effects to NASA operations.