Capping the Space Launch System
Boeing welds each massive dome cap for the SLS from curved, pie-shaped pieces of aluminum alloy.
Tools for a Big Job
New tooling is in place at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, ready to create the domes that will cap the SLS fuel tank barrels.
Specialists for the Job
Boeing fabrication specialists calibrate the tooling that welds pie shaped gore panels into completed domes.
Vertical Weld Center
The massive Vertical Weld Center welds together eight curved, 22-foot (6.7-meter) tall aluminum alloy panels to create SLS fuel tank barrels.