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Implementing the Vision 2nd Space Exploration Conference

Project Orion Overview

Skip Hatfield

Orion CEV Project Manager

December 6, 2006

Orion System Elements

Orion System Elements Orion consists of four functional modules Launch Abort System -- emergency escape during
Orion System Elements Orion consists of four functional modules Launch Abort System -- emergency escape during

Orion consists of four functional modules

Launch Abort System --

emergency escape during launch

Crew Module

crew and cargo transport

Service Module

propulsion, electrical power, fluids storage

Spacecraft Adapter

structural transition to launch vehicle

NASA and LM Working to Refine Requirements and Design Systematically

2005 2006 2007 Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
2005
2006
2007
Mar
April
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Draft
CEV
Face-
Phase 2
CEV SRR
Phase 1
CxP
SRD
Arch
CxP
to-
ATP
Kickoff
ATP
Release
CFI
Changes
ICPR
Face
SRR
CEV Major
Milestones
CEV SRR
Board
(Mar ’07)
RAC-1
RAC-2
RAC-3
CICP
Approval
CRC-1
CEV-CLV
CEV
CRC-1A
DAC
Outbrief
NASA – LM
Team
Analysis
Cycles
CRC-2
CRC-1
CRC-3
CRC-1A
“605” Config
NASA-LM
Reconciled
CRC-2
Configuration
CRC-3

RAC = Requirements Analysis Cycle

CRC = CEV Reference Configuration

Major NASA Technology Applications to Meet the Mission

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Major NASA Technology Applications to Meet the Mission . Automated Rendezvous & Docking Docking Systems Final

Automated Rendezvous & Docking

to Meet the Mission . Automated Rendezvous & Docking Docking Systems Final Glide Ballistic Skip Controlled

Docking Systems

Final Glide Ballistic Skip Controlled Initial Climb to Pull-Up Atmospheric Exit Final WX Update TD-3
Final Glide
Ballistic Skip
Controlled
Initial
Climb to
Pull-Up
Atmospheric
Exit
Final WX
Update
TD-3 hrs
8
Edge of
Atmosphere
Landing
Site
Pre-Entry
TD-3 hrs 8 Edge of Atmosphere Landing Site Pre-Entry Skip Reentry T P S “ H

Skip Reentry

Edge of Atmosphere Landing Site Pre-Entry Skip Reentry T P S “ H e a t
Edge of Atmosphere Landing Site Pre-Entry Skip Reentry T P S “ H e a t
Edge of Atmosphere Landing Site Pre-Entry Skip Reentry T P S “ H e a t
Edge of Atmosphere Landing Site Pre-Entry Skip Reentry T P S “ H e a t

TPS Heat Shield

Landing Impact Attenuation

Parachutes

Retrorockets

Airbags

Orion Production Infrastructure is Coming On-Line!

KSC / Operations & Checkout Building

Highbay for all CEV final assembly

Highbay cleanout underway

Handover planned on 1 Jan 2007

cleanout underway – Handover planned on 1 Jan 2007 • Michoud Assembly Facility – Primary structure
cleanout underway – Handover planned on 1 Jan 2007 • Michoud Assembly Facility – Primary structure
cleanout underway – Handover planned on 1 Jan 2007 • Michoud Assembly Facility – Primary structure

Michoud Assembly Facility

Primary structure manufacturing

Composite and metal fabrication

Initial outfitting to start 1 Jan 2007

– Primary structure manufacturing – Composite and metal fabrication – Initial outfitting to start 1 Jan

Flight Test Program -- Progress Toward First Flight

High Altitude Abort LAS Jettison Max Q Abort Transonic Abort Launch Pad Ascent Abort Flight
High Altitude Abort
LAS Jettison
Max Q
Abort
Transonic
Abort
Launch Pad
Ascent Abort Flight Sequence of Events

Completed agreement with USAF to develop the Abort Test Boosters (ATB)

Released Request for Proposal (RFI) to industry for the ATBs

Expect Jan-Feb selection

Committed to first flight test in late 2008

Developing flight test articles with NASA and LM

Selected WSMR as launch site and flight range

in late 2008 – Developing flight test articles with NASA and LM – Selected WSMR as

Orion Project Schedule Overview *

FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

SRR SDR Project Requirements Prime Award PDR CDR Project Design Tumble Trans. Max q Abort
SRR
SDR
Project Requirements
Prime Award
PDR
CDR
Project Design
Tumble
Trans.
Max q
Abort
High Alt.
Abort
Abort
Abort
1’st Human
Devt.
Proto
LAS
Launch
LAS
PA
PA
9/2014
Development / Qual
Testing
Orion
Orion
Ares
Orbit
Orbit
FT
FT1
FT2
Flight Article
Production
Integrated ARES-Orion
Launches
* Current Estimate