NASA selects space launch system adapter from Teledyne Brown

3 February 2014

NASA said it has selected Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., to design and build a key component of the new space launch system (SLS) rocket the agency is developing to send humans farther than ever into deep space.

The component is the launch vehicle/stage adapter (LVSA), which will be used to connect the rocket´s 27.5-foot diameter core and 16.4-foot diameter interim cryogenic propulsion stages.

Under a USD60m contract action, Teledyne Brown will design, develop, test, evaluate and certify the LVSA assembly and manufacture the structural test article and two flight units. This work will be delivered under a cost reimbursement, fixed-fee engineering solutions and prototyping contract. The award has a potential performance period of five years and includes an option for a third flight unit.

For information about the Space Launch System, visit http://www.nasa.gov/sls

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