Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle

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  • 1. 1 America’s New Human Exploration Spacecraft NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle by Lockheed Martin
  • 2. Orion and SLS: Implementing the Nation’s Space Exploration Program • Enables new deep space human exploration missions • Utilizes capabilities across the country to enhance leadership in human space operations • Complements and supports commercial space activities
  • 3. The Orion Spacecraft Launch Abort System Provides crew escape during launch pad and ascent emergencies Service Module Power, propulsion and environmental control support to the Crew Module Crew Module Human habitat from launch through landing and recovery Spacecraft Adapter Orion-to-Space Launch System (SLS) structural interface
  • 4. Orion Flight Manifest FY 13 FY 14 FY 15 FY 16 FY 17 FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 22 EFT-1 July - Sept 2014 AA2 Dec 2018 EM-1 Dec 2017 Uncrewed EM-2 Aug 2021 Crewed
  • 5. Exploration Flight Test 1 - 2014 A two-orbit, high energy entry test flight that will demonstrate Orion systems associated with 8 of the 11 biggest risk drivers
  • 6.   Pad Abort 1 Launch Abort System Demonstration White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
  • 7. COMPLETED COMPLETED COMPLETED COMPLETED Vibration Testing for Ascent/Abort Loads Lockheed Martin - Denver, Colorado
  • 8. Water Drop Testing for Landing Loads Langley Research Center – Langley, Virginia
  • 9. Parachute Drop Testing U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground – Yuma, Arizona
  • 10. Avionics Hardware and Software Integration Lockheed Martin - Denver, Colorado and Johnson Space Center - Houston, Texas
  • 11. EFT-1 Crew Module Manufacturing Michoud Assembly Facility – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 12. Thermal Protection System Development and Testing Lockheed-Martin - Colorado, Johnson Space Center - Texas, Ames Research Center - California
  • 13. EFT-1 Service Module Manufacturing Michoud Assembly Facility – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 14. y Summary 14 • Hardware and software development and testing for our nation’s new human exploration spacecraft continues • Top Program development risks have been significantly reduced • EFT-1 flight hardware arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in July for the 2014 flight test Ground Test Article in Crew Module Workstation Operations & Checkout Facility - Kennedy Space Center, Florida
  • 15. Questions? https://www.facebook.com/NASAOrion https://twitter.com/#!/NASA_Orion http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasampcv
  • 16. 16Sensitive But Unclassified /