This is a High Definition 3D model of the Hypergolic Fuel Farm facility that serviced the Space Shuttle on Launch complex 39A. Located on the south west side of the launch pad, it provides Monomethyl Hydrazine (MMH) fuel for the Shuttle's orbital manoeuvring thrusters.
The model includes the main corrugated metal barn, MMH and Citric Acid storage tanks, associated piping and cabling as well as metal step grating treads, landings and handrails, overhead lights, hosepipe dispensers and emergency showers. Numerous decal maps are also included for the various dials and display panels.
This model could also serve as a storage barn facility for various industrial/chemical installations or to support other military rocket/missile launch platforms.
The model contains 21 material textures and 26 texture maps.
Created with Lightwave 9.6
Model has been researched and built using online reference materials (photographs, maps and videos) to make it as detailed and authentic as possible.
Suitable for HD video, high-res film close-ups and print
Accurate representation of Hypergolic Fuel Farm using original imperial scale of feet and inches.
Model contains the following:
1 object layer
53098 quads, 4831 tris, and 0 ngons
Standard Lightwave materials and texture maps
No Photoshop or compositing used for previews.
Lightwave Signature image Scene is included in file.
Preview Images rendered with default Lightwave 9.6 scanline renderer.
26 texture maps scaled at 36 pixels per foot and Lightwave colour materials.
Model built to real-world scale
Units used: Feet and Inches. Main storage barn model is 69ft x 40ft and 22ft high. Surrounding base is 200ft square.