5 February 2014
Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TDY) said its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a five-year USD60m contract by NASA´s Marshall Space Flight Center to design and manufacture the launch vehicle stage adapter (LVSA) for the Space Launch System.
The SLS, NASA´s next generation launch vehicle, is an advanced, heavy-lift vehicle, designed to provide safe, affordable, and sustainable access to science and human exploration beyond Earth´s orbit. It will carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle as well as cargo, equipment, and science missions into deep space.
The LVSA, a critical element of the SLS, will adapt the SLS core stage to the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) while providing a protective envelope for the ICPS propulsion system. Teledyne Brown will partner with MSFC to use its Advanced Welding Facility for assembly of LVSA components.
Teledyne Technologies is a provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Its website is at www.teledyne.com.