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2010-03-19 07:45:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced that it successfully completed the second of two ground tests of a full-scale attitude control motor (ACM) for the launch abort system (LAS) of NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. The second test was conducted on March 17, and evaluated environment extremes and ignition system robustness in addition to confirming the motor performance. The test was conducted at ATK's facility in Elkton, Maryland,...

2010-03-18 10:48:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA engineer who worked behind the scenes to ensure a successful test of an astronaut escape system has been named the 2010 Engineer of the Year by the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Michael G. Gilbert led the technical planning and execution of the NASA Max Launch Abort System (MLAS) flight demonstration which occurred July 8, 2009. Gilbert...

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2010-03-02 07:40:00

Innovative high-temperature material system to provide better crew protection The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle achieved a major technology milestone by completing fabrication of the world's largest heat shield structure. The shield is five meters (16.4 feet) in diameter and is critical to the protection of the spacecraft and its crew from the extreme temperatures experienced during re-entry. The work was completed at Lockheed Martin's composite...

2010-03-01 07:00:00

DENVER, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle achieved a major technology milestone by completing fabrication of the world's largest heat shield structure. The shield is five meters (16.4 feet) in diameter and is critical to the protection of the spacecraft and its crew from the extreme temperatures experienced during re-entry. The work was completed at Lockheed Martin's composite development facility in Denver,...

2010-02-25 14:17:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earlier today, Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA successfully performed the final ground test of a reusable solid rocket motor (RSRM) for the Space Shuttle program at ATK's Promontory, Utah facility. The test marks the completion of a 30-year program that continuously improved the RSRM's performance and safety features. With the completion of today's test, ATK is ready to usher in the next generation of space exploration. The...

2010-02-24 11:53:00

RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- G Systems, a test and measurement automation company specializing in challenging data acquisition requirements, delivered its first system for a new Orion crew exploration vehicle test station at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor to NASA for Orion, awarded G Systems three contracts valued at over $1 million as part of a multi-phase delivery plan to design, integrate, and install an...

2010-02-17 10:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has presented its Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2009 to Nigel Packham of Seabrook, Texas. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Packham received the award for his contributions to the success of NASA's human space flight programs while serving dual roles as an associate director of NASA's Johnson Space Center and deputy manager of the Flight Safety Office in Johnson's Safety...

2010-02-09 12:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Macworld 2010, booth 667 J - Graebert(TM) GmbH (Berlin) - one of the pioneering companies in high-performance CAD solutions for desktop and mobile devices - today announced ARES(TM), the industry's first native cross-platform CAD solution. ARES provides both industry compatibility and the highest-performance features and capabilities for mission-critical design workflow. Details may be found at www.graebert.com. ARES uses a common design interface...

2010-02-03 06:25:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today released the following statement regarding the FY2011 budget request to cancel the Orion Project as part of NASA's Constellation Program: We are keenly disappointed in the Administration's budget proposal for NASA that would cancel Project Orion as part of an elimination of NASA's Constellation Program. Orion's maturity is evident in its readiness for a first test flight in a matter of weeks. In fact, Orion can be...

2010-02-01 15:45:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) today released the following statement on the GFY11 NASA Budget Proposal: The President's budget proposal is the first step in a long process that will ultimately require Congressional approval. It is not clear why at this time the nation would consider abandoning a program of such historic promise and capability - with so much invested. We anticipate additional detail on the budget proposal's impact on the...


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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