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Preparing the adaptor – LVSA readies for SLS debut


NASA is getting ready to apply spray-on foam insulation (SOFI) to the outside of the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) that will fly as a part of the…

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NASA facilities, teams ramp up SLS flight production for 2018 maiden flight


NASA is ramping up production of hardware and flight elements for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, set to make its debut flight in 2018, as various construction…

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NASA makes great strides as SLS milestones converge for debut flight


NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is progressing through several critical construction milestones in the final part of 2015.  As various aspects of the SLS Program converge, the massive Heavily…

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VAB preparing for key role during SLS processing flow


The iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the world famous Kennedy Space Center (KSC) may have fallen silent over recent years, but behind the scenes teams are working…

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SLS on track for successful PDR conclusion


The Space Launch System (SLS) is expected to pass its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) when the NASA Board meets on July 31. All “Element Level” PDRs have now…

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SLS launch to Orion separation – sequence outlined by NASA


The NASA teams working on the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft are continuing to build a huge collection of documentation that will provide the tools to…

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VAB integration between SLS and Orion outlined by SPIO


NASA’s Spacecraft and Payload Integration Office (SPIO) has outlined the complex process of integrating Orion on to the Space Launch System (SLS) stack during processing inside the Vehicle…

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NASA interested in payload fairing options for multi-mission SLS capability


SLS managers have asked the aerospace industry for information about the potential use of existing payload fairings for the Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle (HLV). It is hoped that…

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Space Launch System: How to launch NASA’s new monster rocket


With the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) falling silent after the retirement of the Space Shuttle, it’ll be at least five years before the public will see the iconic…

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Mobile Launcher trip to Pad 39B providing opening tests for SLS Con Ops


The Space Launch System (SLS) Mobile Launcher (ML) has completed its debut trip to Pad 39B, following a steady journey atop of the Crawler Transporter (CT). While a…