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2010-07-30 07:00:00

DENVER, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today applauded the recent actions taken by House and Senate NASA oversight committees as Congress moves forward on a bi-partisan spending plan for NASA. This important legislation provides an achievable path forward for a robust human space flight program that continues the Orion crew exploration vehicle to help achieve that goal and includes funding for advancements in technology that will ensure U.S. leadership in space. "We...

2010-07-26 07:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and NASA conducted a successful technology demonstration of an inventive navigation system that will make docking operations safer and easier for spacecraft flying to the International Space Station (ISS). The demonstration that took place at the Ball facility in Boulder, Colo., showcased the dynamic nature of the sensors by simulating crewed and uncrewed docking...

2010-07-06 13:24:00

DENVER, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion crew exploration vehicle has successfully completed the Phase 1 Safety Review of NASA's Human Rating Requirements for space exploration in low Earth orbit and beyond. The NASA/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Orion team earned the approval from NASA's Constellation Safety & Engineering Review Panel (CSERP) upon completion of the review, an essential requirement for the Orion program to move forward to the Critical Design Review and Phase 2 Safety...

2010-06-15 11:04:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion crew exploration vehicle took shape as the two halves of the crew module were fused together at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. The Lockheed Martin Orion team welded the forward cone assembly to the aft barrel assembly using the next generation friction stir weld process. The 445-inch long weld is the longest such weld of its kind and will ensure optimal structural integrity for the harsh environments of space flight....

2010-05-21 15:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a second set of hot-fire test sequences of its R-1E 25-pound thrust, bipropellant engine. This second test included more than 17,250 seconds of total burn time, demonstrating engine flexibility to operate under a broad variety of conditions expected for NASA's Orion service module. Initial test results indicate the engine performed successfully in simulated space-flight mission...

2010-05-14 09:17:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A space consortium that includes Hamilton Sundstrand has won the 2009 Robert J. Collier Trophy for its work in the design, development and assembly of the International Space Station. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The National Aeronautic Association announced its selection of the International Space Station team as the Collier Trophy winner at a recent luncheon. It honored the team for...

2010-05-06 18:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, along with NASA and the Lockheed Martin-led Orion industry team, successfully launched the first integrated Orion launch abort system flight test today. Conducted at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the test drew more than 1,100 attendees including space industry leaders, NASA center dignitaries and Congressional representatives. Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor to NASA...

2010-05-06 11:12:00

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Within 97 seconds of an initial 500,000-pound blast of solid rocket motor thrust, Orion completed its first successful flight test of the launch abort system at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico at 7 a.m. MT. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), the prime contractor to NASA for the Orion crew exploration vehicle, led the industry team's development effort on this new system that will significantly improve...

2010-04-19 16:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a second series of vibration and altitude hot-fire tests on its 160-pound thrust mono-propellant rocket engine planned for use on NASA's Orion spacecraft. Aerojet is providing all of the engines for Orion's crew and service modules for Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor to NASA for developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle as the nation's next generation spacecraft...

2010-04-08 16:17:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed 100 hot-fire test sequences of its R-1E 25-pound, thrust-bipropellant engine. The test included more than 27,389 starts with 6,298 seconds of total burn time under a broad variety of conditions expected for NASA's Orion service module. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100408/SF83701) Aerojet is providing propulsion to Lockheed Martin for NASA's Orion crew exploration...


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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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