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2011-09-22 12:13:18

NASA this week completed the first in a series of flight-like parachute tests for the agency's Orion spacecraft. The drop tests at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona support the design and development of the Orion parachute assembly. Flying at an altitude of 25,000 feet, a drop-test article that mimicked the Orion parachute compartment was deployed from a C-130 aircraft. Once airborne, two drogue chutes were deployed at an altitude of 19,000 feet, followed by three pilot...

Image 1 - NASA Developing Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle
2011-09-14 08:37:37

  [ View the Video ] NASA announced plans on Wednesday to develop an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle which will be able to start launching in 2017. The Space Launch System (SLS) will be designed to carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as important cargo, equipment and science experiments to Earth's orbit and destinations beyond, according to a NASA. "This launch system will create good-paying American jobs, ensure continued U.S. leadership in space, and...

NASA Begins New Partnership With Alliant Techsystems
2011-09-14 08:20:44

  NASA said on Tuesday that it has agreed to a partnership with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) on the development of the Liberty Launch Systems. The rocket was originally called Ares 1 and was developed under NASA's Constellation moon exploration program. It will be sold for satellite launches and station cargo resupply missions, according to a Reuters report. The space agency said ATK will present NASA officials the Liberty systems level requirements, preliminary design, and...


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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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