2018 Deep Space Exploration Systems Supplier Locations

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The vendor list is current as of July 2018 and is updated biannually.
Men and women in all 50 states are hard at work building NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Systems to support missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. NASA Prime Contractors Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Jacobs, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman currently have over 3,800 suppliers contributing to the building of the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the Exploration Ground Systems program that will modernize the spaceport at NASA Kennedy Space Center. While the Deep Space Exploration Systems Supplier Map highlights the United States, this endeavor reaches internationally, extending to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) collaboration with NASA in human spaceflight. With the support of many European suppliers, ESA is continuing to outfit the Orion spacecraft’s service module for Exploration Mission-1 and subsequent flights. These missions are critical to the space economy, fueling new industries and technologies, supporting job growth, and furthering the demand for a highly skilled workforce.

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NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Systems is continuing America's journey of discovery by building the next-generation rocket, crew vehicle, and ground systems operations to facilitate missions into deep space—beyond the Moon and eventually to Mars.

Orion is the first spacecraft in history capable of taking humans to multiple destinations in deep space. The crew vehicle is designed for long-duration missions, is adaptable to a variety of activities and environments, and provides life-sustaining support to crew.

The Space Launch System is the rocket and launch system capable of transporting humans, habitats, and support systems directly into deep space. It is designed to be flexible for a crew, cargo, or science mission and will be powerful, safe, affordable, and sustainable.

Exploration Ground Systems is adapting existing infrastructure and facilities to modernize Kennedy Space Center into a multi-user spaceport capable of launching spacecraft built and designed by both NASA and private industry.


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