Published on: July 12, 2019

By: Valcor Aerospace

The latest updates on the Artemis-1 include a nice mention of Valcor and our Tank Pressurization Assemblies:

“The pressurization / repressurization system within the Core Stage MPS is based on the same concepts as the Space Shuttle MPS that the RS-25 engines flew with Shuttle, but the implementation is significantly different from Shuttle. ‘We redesigned that whole system, so it’s not very orbiter-like,’ John Shannon, Boeing’s Vice President and Program Manager for SLS, noted in a recent interview. ‘We had those little pop-up valves before (Shuttle), now we have these tank pressurization assemblies that Valcor (Valcor Engineering Corporation) makes for us, much more robust.'”

The full article can be found here

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, will be the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration, and demonstrate NASA’s commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. (“Around the Moon,” 2019)

We are proud to be involved in the quest to return to the moon!

References

Hambleton K. (Ed.). Around the Moon with NASA’s First Launch of SLS with Orion (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/around-the-moon-with-nasa-s-first-launch-of-sls-with-orion
Sloss, Philip.Waiting for Artemis 1 schedule update, official decision on SLS Green Run (2019). https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/07/waiting-artemis-1-schedule-decision-sls-green-run/