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2009-04-01 15:58:00

Ground Test of Sub-scale Orion Attitude Control Motor Reaffirms Critical Design Features ELKTON, Md., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), NASA, and industry partners Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) have successfully performed a ground test firing of a sub-scale attitude control motor thruster system for the launch abort system (LAS) of NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle (CEV). The test was conducted at...

2009-03-30 12:00:00

DENVER, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has established a new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) to enable a more efficient and reliable process for space vehicle component and flight software integration. As a Lockheed Martin Space Systems-wide asset, the laboratory will have applications for large, small, existing and future satellite development. The SVIL utilizes state-of-the-art computer hardware and software technologies to provide...

2009-03-17 13:53:00

DENVER, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced it has located its Altair program office in Houston, Texas, in its bid to provide support for the next-generation human lunar lander system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The company submitted its proposal to NASA last month for the Altair Conceptual Design Contract and the agency is expected to award several contracts for the first phase of the program later this spring. The Altair lunar...

2009-03-16 09:07:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand equipment is playing a key role in NASA's STS-119 mission to the International Space Station. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). During the 14-day mission, the Hamilton Sundstrand spacesuit will support three spacewalks (EVAs) to install the final set of solar array wings and truss element needed to complete the International Space Station's electricity generating system. The...

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2009-03-04 09:40:29

A mock-up of NASA's Orion launch abort system began a week-long U.S. trailer trip this week, en route to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Once at White Sands, the rocket-like structure will help National Aeronautics and Space Administration technicians prepare for this year's abort system test, called Pad Abort 1. The nearly 45-foot-long launch abort system mock-up, known as the LAS pathfinder, represents the size, outer shape and specific mass characteristics of the Orion crew...

2009-03-03 15:31:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A full-scale mock-up of NASA's Orion launch abort system began a week-long flatbed trailer ride across the country Tuesday, en route to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Once at White Sands, the rocket-like structure will help NASA prepare for this year's abort system test, called Pad Abort 1. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The nearly 45-foot-long launch abort system mock-up, known as the LAS...

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2009-03-03 16:15:00

A full-scale mock-up of NASA's Orion launch abort system began a week-long flatbed trailer ride across the country Tuesday, en route to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Once at White Sands, the rocket-like structure will help NASA prepare for this year's abort system test, called Pad Abort 1. The nearly 45-foot-long launch abort system mock-up, known as the LAS pathfinder, was built at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Engineers and technicians at Langley designed and...

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2009-02-27 15:50:00

NASA has awarded a contract to Oceaneering International Inc. of Houston, for the design, development and production of a new spacesuit system. The spacesuit will protect astronauts during Constellation Program voyages to the International Space Station and, by 2020, the surface of the moon. The subcontractors to Oceaneering are Air-Lock Inc. of Milford, Conn., David Clark Co. of Worcester, Mass., Cimarron Software Services Inc. of Houston, Harris Corporation of Palm Bay, Fla., Honeywell...

2009-02-23 13:32:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand spectrometers will enable scientists to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations throughout Earth's atmosphere during NASA's upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) mission. The mission is being led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The spectrometers, designed by Hamilton Sundstrand's Energy, Space & Defense facility in Pomona,...

2009-01-26 14:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- After a two-year, top to bottom renovation, the High Bay Facility of the Operations & Checkout (O&C) Building at NASA'S Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is now ready to begin preparations to build the new Orion crew exploration vehicle -- the flagship of NASA's Constellation Program. Built in 1964, the O&C facility has a proud history as the final integration and checkout building for U.S. spacecraft used for human spaceflight...


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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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