The Space Coast EDC met for their Board of Director’s meeting on April 6, 2016.
Jules Schneider, Sr. Manager at Lockheed Martin, gave an update on the Orion Spacecraft.
Jules spoke about how Orion is the most complex space system Lockheed has ever been a part of. He mentioned that 48 states are responsible for some part to be delivered to Brevard.
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS)
The EM1 Crew Module Launch is scheduled for October 2018. The manned craft will be 30,000 miles past the moon. and will be away for 21 days.
Here’s an animation of the EM1 launch