Tag Archives: Space Shuttle

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 …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Main Propulsion System for DARPA-Boeing Spaceplane Project

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected to build the main propulsion system for a reusable hypersonic aircraft being developed by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency and Boeing. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Wednesday that it will produce two AR-22 engines using parts from previous versions of the space shuttle main engine that has remained in the company …

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Lockheed Receives Cryogenic Tanks Order From Louisiana; Gerry Fasano Comments

Lockheed Martin will manufacture cryogenic tanks in Louisiana by using technology originally intended to manufacture the Space Shuttle’s external tank in an effort to help meet liquefied natural gas demands. The company will leverage that technology and other program services for propellant handling, test and integration, composites manufacturing, production and tooling …

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Parsons Helping Send Shuttle Endeavour to LA Science Center; Chuck Harrington Comments

Parsons Corp. contributed technical studies and consultation services to develop the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Placement Logistics Plan with the California Science Center, the company announced Thursday. The Pasadena-based technical services firm helped the center identify a route that could accommodate the Endeavour’s 78-foot wing span and 58-foot height during …

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Norm Augustine’s Report on NASA’s Bleak Future

After just seven more missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Shuttle will retire without a replacement.  Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, chair of the United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee review, has published his committee’s findings, and NASA’s budgetary future looks bleak. Augustine told PBS “the human space flight …

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