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Combined Monthly Highlights

Each month, NASA’s Exploration Systems Development division makes tremendous progress designing and building capabilities to explore a variety of deep space destinations. See the monthly progress of the Orion, Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operation programs in the monthly combined highlights report.


May-June 2014
Special Issue
Seventh issue, reporting progress and milestones completed by the Orion, Space Launch System (SLS) and Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) programs. Highlights from this issue:  A retirement farewell from ESD’s Deputy Associate Administrator, Dan Dumbacher; Exploration Systems Development ‘Then & Now’, a look back at the last three years of progress and development in ESD; and recent progress and accomplishments from the programs
Download Issue 7 (5 MB PDF)

April 2014
Sixth issue, reporting progress and milestones completed by the Orion, Space Launch System (SLS) and Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) programs. Highlights from this issue: Forward Bay Cover Jettison test successful; NASA Administrator visits Marshall, views SLS progress; NASA marks major milestone for spaceport of the future.
Download Issue 6 (3 MB PDF)

March 2014
Fifth issue, reporting progress and milestones completed by the Orion, Space Launch System (SLS) and Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) programs. Highlights from this issue: Forward Bay Cover Jettison test successful; NASA Administrator visits Marshall, views SLS progress; NASA marks major milestone for spaceport of the future.
› Download Issue 5 (4.4 MB PDF)

February 2014
Fourth issue, reporting progress and milestones completed by the Orion, Space Launch System (SLS) and Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) programs. Highlights from this issue: Exploration Flight Test-1 Launch Prep Gets Boost as Rocket Arrives in Florida; Mini Rocket Models to be Used in a Big Way for SLS Base Heating Test; New Roller Bearings tested on Crawler-Transporter 2.
› Download Issue 4 (3 MB PDF)

January 2014
Third issue, reporting progress and milestones completed by the Orion, Space Launch System (SLS) and Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) programs. Highlights from this issue: Orion Team Completes Exploration Flight Test-1 Service Module; SLS Avionics System Sees the (First) Light; GSDO 2013 Review: A Year of Progress.
› Download Issue 3 (3 MB PDF)

November / December 2013
Second issue, reporting progress and milestones completed by the Orion, Space Launch System (SLS) and Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) programs. Highlights from this issue: Orion ramping up to Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1); NASA and ATK complete Avionics and Controls Testing for SLS Boosters; Emergency Egress Vehicles arrive at KSC. 
› Download Issue 2 (50 MB PDF)

September / October 2013
First issue, reporting progress and milestones completed by the Orion, Space Launch System (SLS) and Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) programs. Highlights from this issue: Orion spacecraft powered on at Kennedy spaceport; R2S-25: the first reusable rocket engine in history; Mike Bolger named GSDO Program Manager.
› Download Issue 1 (28 MB PDF)

 


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