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2010-03-02 07:40:00

Innovative high-temperature material system to provide better crew protection The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle achieved a major technology milestone by completing fabrication of the world's largest heat shield structure. The shield is five meters (16.4 feet) in diameter and is critical to the protection of the spacecraft and its crew from the extreme temperatures experienced during re-entry. The work was completed at Lockheed Martin's composite...

2010-03-01 07:00:00

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. The shield is five meters (16.4 feet) in diameter and is critical to the protection of the spacecraft and its crew from the extreme temperatures experienced during re-entry. The work was completed at Lockheed Martin's composite development facility in Denver,...

2010-02-03 06:25:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today released the following statement regarding the FY2011 budget request to cancel the Orion Project as part of NASA's Constellation Program: We are keenly disappointed in the Administration's budget proposal for NASA that would cancel Project Orion as part of an elimination of NASA's Constellation Program. Orion's maturity is evident in its readiness for a first test flight in a matter of weeks. In fact, Orion can be...

2010-01-25 06:00:00

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. The SVIL is a new Lockheed Martin enterprise-wide asset established to apply innovative processes, procedures, products, and services to enable more efficient and lower risk space vehicle component and flight software integration. The...

2010-01-12 02:00:00

PARIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Global Aerospace Transportation and Industry (Alcan Global ATI), part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - is set to become the leading supplier of advanced aluminium-lithium (Al-Li) lightweight materials for the Orion crew exploration vehicle being built by Lockheed Martin as part of NASA's Constellation Program. Orion is being designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and other destinations, including the...

2009-12-16 14:20:00

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. 15. "The ACM test is a major accomplishment for the ATK, Lockheed Martin and the NASA LAS team. We demonstrated a critical technology capability that will enhance crew safety and mission success," said...

2009-12-16 14:08:00

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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The test, performed at the Alliant Techsystems (ATK) facility in Elkton, Md., on Dec. 15, was the sixth in a series of ground tests of the...

2009-09-02 16:26:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With a unanimous vote by NASA's Constellation and Orion Project managers, the Lockheed Martin-led industry team building the Orion crew exploration vehicle successfully passed a significant milestone in the new spacecraft's development phase - the preliminary design review (PDR). Successful completion of the PDR stage allows the team to enter Orion's critical design review (CDR) phase, a vital milestone that must be met before hardware manufacturing...

2009-09-01 14:35:43

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. The preliminary design review is one of a series of checkpoints that occurs in the design life cycle of a complex engineering project before hardware manufacturing can begin. As the review process progresses, details of the vehicle's design are...

2009-09-01 08:53:48

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. The preliminary design review is one of a series of reviews that occurs before hardware manufacturing may begin. As the review process progresses, detailed parts of the vehicle design are assessed to ensure the overall system can meet all NASA requirements for safe and reliable flight. The Orion Project's review process culminates...


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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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