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    1. 1. PROGRAM UPDATEMarch 2012 1
    2. 2. History FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11Phase I: Design Trades Phase II: Spacecraft Development MPCV Orion named LAS Attitude Multi-Purpose Control Crew Vehicle Motor May 2011 Test Parachute Tests Pad Launch Abort Abort 1 Motor Test Stacking Orion Crew Exploration Orion Water Vehicle Landing Concept Recovery Developed Pad Abort 1 Training Flight Test Orion Contract Success Awarded May 2010 Heat Shield Prototype Developed Pad Abort 1 First Orion Flight Test Environmental Vehicle Built TestingSource: NASA
    3. 3. Acoustic and Vibration Tests Launch Abort System and Crew ModuleLockheed Martin Reverberant Acoustic Laboratory – Denver, Colorado- Full-Scale Spacecraft Testing- Simulates Launch Acoustic Forces & Vibrations- Validates Structural Integrity of the Spacecraft 3Image Credit: Lockheed Martin 3
    4. 4. Vibration Tests in VTF 4Image Credit: Lockheed Martin 4
    5. 5. Exploration Flight Test 1 CM Translation Burn LV/Upper Recovery Stage Sep Upper Stage 1st Engine Start SM CM/Upper Upper Stage Fairing Stage Disposal Burn Sep LAS Jettison Separation Upper Stage 1st Upper Stage Engine Cut-Off 2nd Engine Start Upper Stage 2nd Engine Cut-Off EFT-1 Overview • 2 Revolutions • Low Inclination Boost Stage 1 • High Apogee Upper Stage Burn • High Energy Entry Coast CM Translation Burn 5Source: NASA
    6. 6. Stepping Stones A series of exploration missions building incrementally towards America’s long- term goal of exploring Mars. Red Rocks: explore Mars from Deimos Deimos Scout Plymouth Rock: Humans explore asteroid 2008 EA9 and others Explore the Moon’s far side from Earth-Moon L2 point Lunar flyby Asteroid survey Asteroid scout A human mission to the moons of Mars will require capabilities such as heavy-lift launch , SLS test flight Notional mission concepts: Lockheed MartinImage Credit: Lockheed Martin Deimos photo courtesy of NASA-JPL, University of Arizona
    7. 7. For more information: www.lockheedmartin.com/orion Presentation content courtesy of NASA 7

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