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2010-09-23 19:20:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully conducted a static firing of the third nozzle risk reduction motor in support of the Orion jettison motor, a critical component of the launch abort system (LAS) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. This successful test firing validates several nozzle design changes implemented to enhance the safety and reliability of the jettison motor. Today's test was...

2010-09-17 10:47:00

DENVER, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NASA announced yesterday that the Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) Athena Launch Vehicle Family has been selected to become part of the agency's Launch Services II contract. Vehicles selected fulfill NASA's requirements for domestic launch services with a minimum performance capability of placing a 250-kilogram (550 pound) spacecraft in a 200-kilometer low Earth orbit (LEO) at an inclination of 28.5...

2010-09-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced today that Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) will use its OS/COMET® telemetry, tracking, and command software for the Orion Program's Telemetry System to serve the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) new Orion crew exploration vehicle. The OS/COMET product will be a vital part of LMSSC...

2010-08-31 13:54:00

CORRECTION - Number of flights of DM-2 motor cases and specific missions flown (The number of flights the DM-2 motor cases had flown was erroneously reported. The correct number is 59. The earliest mission the cases flew was STS-3. Please use the corrected version of this news release.) PROMONTORY, Utah, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a loud roar and mighty column of flame, NASA and ATK Aerospace Systems successfully completed a two-minute, full-scale test of the largest and most...

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2010-08-31 13:15:00

With a loud roar and mighty column of flame, NASA and ATK Aerospace Systems successfully completed a two-minute, full-scale test of the largest and most powerful solid rocket motor designed for flight. The motor is potentially transferable to future heavy-lift launch vehicle designs. The stationary firing of the first-stage development solid rocket motor, dubbed DM-2, was the most heavily instrumented solid rocket motor test in NASA history. More than 760 instruments measured 53 test...

2010-08-31 11:33:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a loud roar and mighty column of flame, NASA and ATK Aerospace Systems successfully completed a two-minute, full-scale test of the largest and most powerful solid rocket motor designed for flight. The motor is potentially transferable to future heavy-lift launch vehicle designs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The stationary firing of the...

2010-08-31 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ARES Corporation announced that it has been named NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's (DFRC) Small Business Subcontractor of the Year. This award, presented by each of NASA's 10 field centers, recognizes companies who "provide value-added and outstanding support--on schedule and within cost--and innovative solutions to problems / issues that arise in the execution of the contract." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100413/SF85336LOGO)...

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2010-08-20 10:10:00

Construction on a spacecraft initially designed to be part of the Constellation project continues, despite the cancellation of the proposed return to the moon by President Barack Obama, according to reports by the astronomy website Space.com.The Orion space capsule and the Ares rocket are still in development at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), notes Senior Writer Clara Moskowitz--even though potential uses for them are uncertain at best, considering the program that...

2010-08-18 12:04:00

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If ping-pong balls can float a sunken boat, they should be able to keep an uncrewed space capsule simulator from sinking. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100818/DC52151) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100818/DC52151) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Right? That's what a team of summer students and engineers think at...

2010-08-11 09:40:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA will test the second fully developed Ares five-segment solid rocket motor, known as Development Motor-2 (DM-2). The five-segment rocket motor is an upgraded version of the Shuttle's 4-segment booster, and has also been identified as a key element of NASA's future Heavy Lift Launch vehicle. Horizontal ground test firing of Ares What: DM-2 Date: Tuesday August 31,...


Latest Project Constellation 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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