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ESA workhorse to power NASA’s Orion spacecraft

Orion with the MPCV-SM from ESA. Credits: ESA

[ESA Press Release - 16.01.2013]
ESA agreed with NASA today to contribute a driving force to the Orion spacecraft planned for launch in 2017. Ultimately, Orion will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module based on Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle technology.

NASA Awards Heat Shield Material Contracts for Orion Spacecraft

Thermal protection system (TPS) material coupon undergoing test at 1000 W/cm^2. Credits: NASA

[04.05.2007 - NASA Press Release]
NASA has selected The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Textron Systems, Wilmington, Mass., to develop alternate heat shield materials for the Orion crew exploration spacecraft.

The two contracts for Alternate Block 2 Thermal Protection System
(TPS) Materials and Heat Shield Systems Advanced Development will support development and testing of three alternative heat shield materials, designs and manufacturing processes. Under the contracts, the companies will work to ensure the technologies are mature enough to become viable backups if there are difficulties with the primary material.

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