Out of this world

Pacific Tech Construction replaces the roof system on Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center

Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (ASOC) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is a critical facility owned by Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., supporting launch of the Atlas V rocket on the East Coast. ASOC houses a launch control center and other mission support rooms from where launch operations are ­conducted.

Since 2002, the facility has been used to launch all Atlas V missions, including commercial communications satellites and planetary exploration spacecraft for NASA. In 2007, ASOC will begin supporting launch operations for U.S. Air Force missions, which are important for the national security of the U.S. So when the ASOC building needed a new roof, action was taken.

Starting from scratch

Pacific Tech Construction, Longview, Wash., was asked to demolish the existing roof assembly.