In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage built by ULA and Boeing was added to the SLS this week.
Human Space Exploration
Space Launch System State Adapter and ICPS Upper State StackedCoalition Members in the news: Boeing, United Launch AllianceSpaceflightinsider.com (7/9): The Space Launch System rocket for NASA’s Artemis I mission continues to come together with the mating of the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) and the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) at Kennedy Space Center. The RL 10 engine that will power the ICPS to send the Orion spacecraft on a precise trajectory to the Moon is housed inside the LVSA, which will protect the engine during launch. The ICPS was built by United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Boeing.
Ten years on, Northrop Grumman reflects on changes to Solid Rocket Motors from Shuttle to SLS eraCoalition Members in the News: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Northrop Grumman NASAspaceflight.com (7/8): The twin four-segment solid rocket boosters that once helped launch NASA’s space shuttles, have been upgraded to support the Space Launch System to open a new era of human deep space exploration. The changes are more complex than they appear, according to Matt Mecham, Manager of SLS ...