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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.


June 2014
Eight 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: Past and present space generations come together at O&C ceremony; NASA’s SLS Core Stage passes Critical Design Review; Shawn Quinn named Exploration Systems Manager
› Download Issue 8 (5 MB PDF)

May 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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