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Northrop’s Charlie Precourt: Contractors Should Consider ‘Affordability’ for SLS Rocket Program

Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager of propulsion at Northrop Grumman, has said contractors need to consider affordability, survivability and sustainability as they work on NASA’s Space Launch System rocket program, Ars Technica reported Monday. “We’ve got to make sure we’ve got our mindset on affordability, and I don’t …

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Orbital ATK, Air Force Test Solid Rocket Motor; Charlie Precourt Comments

Orbital ATK and the U.S. Air Force have completed a static fire test on a solid rocket motor designed for installation into the Air Force’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent system. The test checked the Medium-Class Stage III rocket motor’s propellant, motor thrust reversal/thrust termination system and nozzle with electro-mechanical thrust vector control, …

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Orbital ATK to Produce Aircraft Countermeasure for US Air Force; Charlie Precourt Comments

Orbital ATK has been selected to produce spectrally matched aircraft countermeasure units for the U.S. Air Force. The company will integrate a new aircraft survivability feature into the MJU-73/B aircraft countermeasure system for use in USAF Special Operations aircraft, Orbital ATK said Tuesday. “These sophisticated pyrotechnic devices protect the warfighter by …

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ATK, NASA Put Orion’s Launch Abort Motor Igniter Through Qualification Test; Charlie Precourt Comments

ATK and NASA have conducted a static test on the Orion crew transport spacecraft’s launch abort motor igniter at the company’s facility in Promontory, Utah as the company seeks to move toward production. The igniter is part of Orion’s Launch Abort System and designed to activate the abort motor for the crew module in …

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