Over 40 key suppliers supporting NASA’s initiative for human deep-space exploration gathered in Washington, D.C. on March 24 and 25 to collectively establish and deliver to congressional members the program’s key messages and value proposition. The ORION spacecraft will be powered by the Space Launch System (SLS) lift vehicle which will enable travel more than 5,000,000km beyond Earth’s surface; 10,000 times further than the International Space Station orbital position. SLS and ORION are considered enabling to NASA’s planned manned-Mars missions. The conference was organized and led by the prime contractors for the SLS and the ORION spacecraft; Lockheed Martin, Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne, Boeing and ATK. FMI attendance was requested as the supplier of propulsion components for the flight critical Launch Abort System (LAS) Attitude Control Motor (ACM). Read More
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