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orion trial by fire
2014-10-08 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released Wednesday a video -- called "Trial By Fire" -- detailing the spacecraft's test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. [ Watch the Video - Orion: Trial By Fire ] Orion is in the final stages of preparation for the uncrewed flight test that will take it 3,600 miles above Earth on a 4.5-hour mission to test many of the systems...

Delta IV Heavy rocket
2014-10-01 16:21:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orion was moved Sunday out of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Delta IV Heavy rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, made its move Tuesday night, to...

2014-09-30 16:21:07

Igniter Integral to NASA's Space Launch System and Orion Crew Safety ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule's Launch Abort System (LAS). Conducted at ATK's facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149451 The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft,...

2014-09-29 08:22:21

Orion in Final Integration Steps Before Exploration Flight Test-1 DENVER, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS). "Once the launch abort system is integrated and functional testing...

2014-09-09 12:21:35

HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend an event marking the move of NASA's Orion spacecraft at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 11. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA and Lockheed Martin managers will be available to discuss the progress being made on Orion during the move from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing...

2014-08-29 16:21:04

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation now is open to attend an event marking the move of NASA's Orion spacecraft at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft will be transferred from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility during the second week of September. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA managers will be available to discuss the progress being...

2014-08-06 20:20:52

Team Progressing Toward Exploration Flight Test-1 LOS ANGELES, Aug 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a simulated ocean recovery of an Orion spacecraft test article, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], NASA and the U.S. Navy practiced recovery techniques for retrieving the crew module after it splashes down at sea following its first test flight later this year. This test allowed the team to evaluate procedures, hardware and personnel responsible for the recovery. During the test, which took...

Parachutes For NASA's Orion Spacecraft Passed Most Difficult Test
2014-06-25 03:21:47

NASA NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday. A test version of Orion touched down safely in the Arizona desert after being pulled out of a C-17 aircraft, 35,000 feet above the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground. It was the first time some parachutes in the system had been tested at such a high altitude. Engineers also put additional stresses on the parachutes by allowing the test version of Orion to free...

Orion launch abort system
2014-06-19 08:05:24

NASA All the superlatives associated with Orion's first mission this year – farthest a spacecraft for humans has gone in 40 years, largest heat shield, safest vehicle ever built – can be dazzling, no doubt. But the reason engineers are chomping at the bit for Orion's first mission is the promise of crucial flight test data that can be applied to the design for future missions.  Orion only has two flight test opportunities before astronauts climb aboard for the first crewed mission in...

Orion crew module
2014-06-12 03:00:51

NASA With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday, the first step in moving the three primary Orion elements –crew module, service module and launch abort system – into the correct configuration for launch. "Now that we're getting so close to launch, the spacecraft completion work is visible...


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