NASA Mobile Launcher 2

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November 27, 2023

We are proud to share that CAST CONNEX is providing engineered cast steel nodes and components to Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. (PVS) for use in the construction of NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) in support of the #Artemis program.

ML2 is the ground platform structure that will launch Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B and Block 2 configurations to the Moon, facilitating long-term presence on the lunar surface and enabling the establishment of a Gateway for human missions to Mars.

ML2 will serve as the platform for all SLS and Orion integrated stacking operations and support the stack during prelaunch preparations, its roll to the launch pad, and during the launch countdown. ML2 will help stabilize the rocket and spacecraft and will be capable of withstanding severe launch blast environments (the SLS Block 2 rocket will produce 9.5 million pounds of thrust!).

We are honored to provide our specialized expertise to PVS, Bechtel Corporation, and NASA. We look forward to continuing to work with the project team to deliver exceptional engineering and high-quality components for this incredible project.

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