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The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle achieved a major technology milestone by completing fabrication of the worldâ€™s largest heat shield structure.
DENVER, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle achieved a major technology milestone by completing fabrication of the world's largest heat shield structure.
BETHESDA, Md., Feb.
DENVER, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that its new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) has achieved initial operational capability and is supporting the company's satellite development program activity.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) performed a ground test of a full-scale attitude control motor (ACM) for the launch abort system (LAS) of NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. The test was conducted at ATK's facility in Elkton, Md. on Dec.
HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its industry partners celebrated a test-firing of a critical safety component of the Orion crew exploration vehicle, the space agency's next generation of spacecraft designed to take astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond.
NASA has taken a major step toward building the next crew exploration vehicle by completing the Orion Project's preliminary design review, or PDR. Orion is being designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and other destinations.
NASA will host a teleconference Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the conclusion of the preliminary design review for the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
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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