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Orion Avionics System Ready

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

Orion Avionics System Ready for First Test Flight
Team Progressing Toward Exploration Flight Test-1


Lockheed Martin said:

DENVER, Apr. 7, 2014 – Testing of the Orion spacecraft’s avionics system has concluded at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Operations & Checkout facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After powering on and sending commands to more than 20 different critical systems installed on the spacecraft’s crew module, NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have verified the avionics for Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) are ready to support a successful flight and re-entry of the spacecraft.      

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:01 PM

Avionics System for SLS Boosters Gets 'Boost' of Its Own on Path to Space


www.nasa.gov said:

The avionics that will guide NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) boosters on the rocket's trip to deep space missions will get a big "boost" toward being ready for flight through an extensive test series now being conducted at ATK’s Avionics Lab in Clearfield, Utah.

The avionics system is responsible for igniting, steering and jettison of the two, five-segment solid rocket boosters for the SLS. The boosters used during the first two launches of SLS will be the world's largest at 154 feet long and 12 feet in diameter.

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