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Steve Nevins examines instrumentation next to the Crew Impact Attenuation System (CIAS) Test Article in the garage across from building 1297. Langley engineers recently designed and fabricated the 20,000-pound test article which completed seven preliminary impact tests at Langley's Landing and Impact Dynamics gantry since the start of the year. Later this month, technicians will attach energy absorbing struts to ready the hardware for testing the Orion seat pallet system. The CIAS test article...
Topics: Crew Impact Attenuation System, What -- Orion, What -- Earth, What -- International Space Station...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-cias.html
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Mick Hartzheim of the Fabrication Development Technology Branch is busy populating the DC-DC Converter Board which is part of the Power Distribution Unit for the Orion Navigation Sensor Detailed Test Objective (DTO). Langley's role in the Orion Navigation Sensor DTO is to provide system integration, testing, system engineering and overall project management. The project is about reducing risks associated with the first use of the navigation sensors on the Orion crew capsule that will dock with...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- International Space Station (ISS)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-orion-nav-sensor.html