Tech Firms, Service Providers Play Part in Orion Maiden Flight Test; Rick Ambrose, Mac Curtis Comment

Rick Ambrose

Rick Ambrose

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA December 9, 2014 – ExecutiveBiz published Monday a piece on the technology companies and service providers that played a part in the first test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

Lockheed Martin’s Rick Ambrose, whose company built the multipurpose crew vehicle designed to ferry humans to deep space, said the data gathered from Friday’s launch aboard the United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket will be crucial to further refine the mission.

Mac Curtis

Mac Curtis

“They’ll analyze the data here for weeks, looking for any changes they can make to the capsule going forward to make it a very safe environment,” Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Space Systems, told the Denver Post.

Chantilly, Virginia-based Vencore, which provides engineering services at the Kennedy Space Center, also was among the companies that took part in the launch.

Vencore performed work in the areas of ground equipment design, engineering support for recovery operations, pyrotechnic and electromagnetic compliance testing, and telemetry work.

“The Vencore workforce is part of a large, dedicated team that is committed to the continued success of our nation’s space exploration goals,” said Vencore CEO Mac Curtis.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with NASA and other aerospace companies in making those goals a reality.”

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