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SLC-41 completes EES installation ahead of Starliner missions


An Emergency Egress System (EES) has completed its installation into the Crew Access Tower (CAT) at Space Launch Complex -41 (SLC-41) in preparation for Atlas V launches with…

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SLS ML revamp after EM-1 included Europa mission considerations


With work continuing on a lengthy project to convert the Mobile Launcher (ML) for use with the Space Launch System (SLS), a NASA manager has spoken about the…

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Mobile Launcher major modifications to begin for SLS


The former Ares I Mobile Launcher (ML) will soon begin major modification work – pending the status of the government shutdown – ahead of its role with the Space…

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Pad 39B transition making good progress ahead of SLS debut


Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39B is fast returning to the status of an active launch pad, with new elevator towers now visible on the surface of the former…

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Safety Panel impressed with challenged Exploration Program


NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) have provided a report to NASA administrator Charlie Bolden stating they are impressed with the Agency’s work towards the opening missions for…

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Mobile Launcher redesign plan for SLS nears completion


Teams at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) are expected to complete a redesign plan for the giant Mobile Launcher (ML) by the end of the month. Re-purposed for…

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Modifications planned for Atlas V SLC-41 Pad and SLS Mobile Launcher


United Launch Alliance (ULA) have recruited Hensel Phelps to design the modifications to their Atlas V pad at Space Launch Complete 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral ahead of…

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NASA outlines SLS Mobile Launcher umbilical plans


Continuing toward a debut of late-2017, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is one step closer to that ultimate goal as the U.S. space agency continues to baseline…

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Future Pad Escape options – From Slidewires to Roller Coasters


Evaluations into pad escape options for the crewed vehicles of the future are currently taking place, with the Space Launch System (SLS) employing a trade study that includes…

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SLS Mobile Launcher set for debut trip to Pad 39B in mid November


The Space Launch System (SLS) Mobile Launcher (ML) will make its debut Crawler Transporter (CT) trip to Pad 39B later this month. Several week’s worth of testing will…

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ATK breathe life into Liberty via unfunded NASA Space Act Agreement


The company made famous in the space flight industry for their giant Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) have put their hat into the ring for potentially carrying NASA astronauts…

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STS-133: Discovery into Shuttle Interface Test – Review of sep bolt/nut issue


Following an engineering solution to the left External Tank separation bolt nut and nut retaining fixture issue, Discovery is moving at a pace through her Vehicle Assembly Building…

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Crawler repairs pick up – Constellation press ahead with Pad 39B demolition


Replacement power supplies for the two grounded Crawler Transporters (CT1 and CT2) have arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), allowing repairs to take place ahead of STS-133’s…

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Unemployed Ares I Mobile Launcher set for Crawler trip in August


The massive Ares I Mobile Launcher (ML), which recently completed its construction phase, is set for a ride on the Crawler Transporter (CT-1) in August, marking its first…

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Ambitious Ares test flight plan proposed for HLV demonstrations


A plan has been created for the continued use of Ares via a series of test flights, ultimately leading up to a Heavy Lift Vehicle (HLV) program in…

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Fleet processing involves holiday work – Giant crane dominates KSC skyline


Processing will continue on two orbiters through the Christmas holidays, with work required on both Discovery and Endeavour. Meanwhile, a huge crane has been built up to support…

Ares I Rollercoaster EES continues to evolve


The design work on the Ares I Emergency Escape System (EES) Rollercoaster is starting to pick up the pace, as the huge project undergoes further refinements on the…

Major redesign to Ares I Roller Coaster – previous concept scrapped


The Rollercoaster Emergency Escape System (EES) will now be a fixed, permanent structure at launch pad 39B, after undergoing a redesign to reduce the G-Forces on personnel escaping…

ATK win $62.5m contract for Orion LAS


ATK have won a $62.5 million award from the Lockheed Martin-owned Orion contract – awarded via subcontractor Orbital Sciences Corporation – to develop the main motor element of…

NASA publishes RFP for Ares I Rollercoaster escape system


NASA has published its Request For Proposals (RFP) to potential contractors, ahead of the construction of the rollercoaster Emergency Egress System (EES), which was first revealed by this…