Tag Archives: Orion spacecraft

NASA Recognizes San Diego Composites for Orion Program Support Work

San Diego Composites has won the 2017 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in recognition of its support work on Orion spacecraft development efforts. SDC produces components for Orion as a subcontractor to the spacecraft’s manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the space agency said Thursday. The San Diego-based company supplied …

Read More »

NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne Test Main Engine Controller for Orion-SLS Crewed Flight

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have tested the fourth and last engine controller for the first crewed mission of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System rocket, called Exploration Mission-2. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday its RS-25 engine was test fired for 365 seconds to qualify the engine controller, which works to facilitate communications between …

Read More »

NASA, Lockheed, Orbital ATK Test Orion Spacecraft Launch Abort Motor

Orbital ATK has worked with NASA and Lockheed Martin to test-fire a motor technology for the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system. The Qualification Motor-1 test was conducted at Orbital ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, and evaluated if the motor could activate within milliseconds and operate as designed under high temperatures, Orbital ATK said Thursday. Lockheed awarded …

Read More »

Lockheed Aims to Incite Interest in Space-Related Careers Via New App, Curriculum; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin has introduced a space-focused curriculum and a new application that seeks to simulate the surface of Mars as part of the Generation Beyond program. Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed’s space systems segment, said Tuesday the Generation Beyond program seeks to stimulate students’ interest in science, technology, …

Read More »