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2014-03-10 12:21:10

HAMPTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media representatives are invited to view a full-sized test version of the Orion crew module at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 13, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The capsule recently arrived at Langley for testing that will examine how it performs under a variety of ocean landing conditions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO In the coming months, NASA researchers will conduct static and...

2014-03-07 23:25:29

Stage2Data and Orion Research and Innovation Optical Network announce partnership. Stage2Data, a 100% Canadian data backup and recovery company, was chosen as one of the successful vendors based on the strength of their suite of products and services. Oakville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Stage2Data, Canada’s premier cloud backup and recovery solution provider, has announced an exciting new partnership with Orion Research and Innovation Optical Network. Orion is an...

2014-03-06 16:21:28

Team Progressing Toward Exploration Flight Test-1 DENVER, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion spacecraft has moved another step closer toward its first test flight as the core and starboard boosters for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket contracted by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for that flight have arrived to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket will undergo testing and processing at ULA's Horizontal Integration Facility to prepare for Orion's...

Mini Rocket Models Used In Big Way For Space Launch System Base Heating Test
2014-03-06 14:29:37

[ Watch The Video: Models Helping Engineers Better Understand Heat ] Megan Davidson, NASA To better understand the heating conditions at the base of what will be the biggest, most powerful rocket ever built, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are thinking small -- really small. Models of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) core stage RS-25 engines and solid rocket boosters -- scaled down to just 2 percent of the actual size of the flight hardware...

nasa budget
2014-03-05 04:11:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The White House has proposed a $17.5 billion budget for NASA that includes $848 million for the development of commercial vehicles to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets reported Tuesday. The amount scheduled to be set aside for a private-sector replacement of the defunct space shuttle program is approximately 40-percent above current outlays,...

2014-03-04 23:27:14

Integrating Principles of Sustainability Into Its Operations While Pursuing Business Excellence Manitowoc, WI (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Orion Energy Systems is honored to be recognized as a Green Professional under the 2014 Green Masters Program by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. The award recognizes Orion for outstanding dedication to integrating principles of sustainability into its operations while pursuing business excellence. The Green Masters Program recognizes Wisconsin...

2014-02-24 08:20:41

Antennas to enable astronaut crew communications on future missions BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered four phased array antennas to Lockheed Martin and NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the inaugural test flight of the Orion spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) The Ball-built antennas are the primary means of voice, data and video communications for the astronaut crew for the...

2014-02-19 23:29:10

Orion Energy Systems is honored to be awarded the 2013 TVA EnergyRight® Solutions Award for most kilowatts saved in the Middle Tennessee District. Manitowoc, WI (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Orion Energy Systems is honored to be awarded the 2013 TVA EnergyRight® Solutions Award for most kilowatts saved in the Middle Tennessee District. “Orion Energy Systems saved customers 12,926,718 kWh in 2013! We appreciate your continuous support to help customers save energy and reduce their...

Orion Underway Recovery Testing Begins
2014-02-19 09:06:37

Linda Herridge - NASA About a hundred miles off the coast of San Diego, in the Pacific Ocean, a U.S. Navy ship’s well deck filled with water as underway recovery operations began Feb. 18 on a test version of NASA's Orion crew module to prepare for its first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, in September. Orion was undocked from its cradle and allowed to float out to sea. Building on the knowledge gained from previous Orion recovery tests performed in calm waters near NASA's Langley...

2014-02-18 20:21:14

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will address media at 9 a.m. PST Saturday, Feb. 22 at U.S. Naval Base San Diego following testing of splashdown recovery operations for the agency's Orion spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA and the Navy are conducting tests to prepare for recovery of Orion after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean at the end of its first space flight, Exploration Flight...


Latest Orion Reference Libraries

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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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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Scorpius Constellation -- Scorpius (the scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio." It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way. Notable features Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares (α Sco), Graffias (β1 Sco), Dschubba (δ Sco), Sargas (θ Sco), Shaula (λ Sco), Jabah (ν Sco),...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Taurus (the bull) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 04h; Declination: +15; Source: Bull legends from various ancient civilizations, also Greek mythology, Egyptian, Arab, other The constellations that are included in the Zodiac - the 12 constellations recognized by Babylonian astronomers through which our Sun, moon, and planets appeared to travel during the course of a year - are considered to be among the oldest sky...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Orion (the hunter) Constellation -- Location: Celestial Equator (visible in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres); Coordinates: Right Ascension: 05h; Declination: -05; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, ancient Indian & Egyptian The pattern in the constellation Orion was recognized as a human figure by many ancient cultures. Orion's position on the Celestial Equator makes it visible all over our planet. Ancient Indians saw the figure as a king who had been shot by an arrow (represented by...

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