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Today’s Deep Space Extra

24 May 2021, 13:51 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Paragon Space Development Corp. scores NASA, Northrop Grumman contracts. Zhurong Mars rover rolled onto the surface of the Red Planet on Friday.

Human Space Exploration
SLS core stage thermal protection system refurbishment in work at Kennedy for Artemis 1Coalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Jacobs, Northrop GrummanNASASpaceflight.com (5/20): NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) programs are working with Core Stage prime contractor Boeing and prime test operations and support contractor Jacobs to finish repairs to thermal protection system (TPS) spray-on foam insulation on the Artemis I Core Stage at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Now that the core stage is in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at KSC, TPS refurbishment is the remaining major task before it can be rotated to vertical, lifted into the High Bay 3 integration cell, and mated to the SLS boosters that are already stacked on the Mobile Launcher (ML).
Paragon wins NASA contracts, named HALO partnerCoalition Members in the News – Northrop Grumman, Paragon Space Development Corp.Aerospace Manufacturing and Design (5/24): Tucson, Arizona-based Paragon Space Development Corp. has been awarded new work under NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research ...

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