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April 25, 2024

Artemis V SLS Rocket Y-Ring Manufactured at Michoud

NASA achieved a major milestone in the Artemis V mission with the successful manufacturing of the Y-ring at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Y-ring, a critical component of the evolved Block 1B configuration of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, will form a portion of the core...
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March 31, 2024

NASA’s SLS Universal Stage Adapter Ready for Testing

Recently, a test version of the universal stage adapter for NASA’s upgraded version of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has arrived at Building 4619, located in Huntsville, Alabama. This adapter plays a crucial role in connecting the rocket’s enhanced in-space propulsion stage, known as the exploration upper stage, to...
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March 15, 2024

SpaceX Launches the Third Integrated Flight Test of its Super Heavy booster and Starship

In a remarkable display of collaborative innovation, SpaceX and NASA achieved significant milestones in their joint endeavor towards advancing space exploration. On March 14, 2024, SpaceX launched the third integrated flight test of its Super Heavy booster and Starship spacecraft from Starbase in Texas. Simultaneously, NASA, as part of its...
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February 27, 2024

Northrop Grumman Completes First BOLE Solid Rocket Motor Segment for NASA’s Space Launch System

Futuramic, a key contributor to space exploration endeavors, proudly supports Northrop Grumman in its groundbreaking Booster Obsolescence and Life Extension (BOLE) project. Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in aerospace innovation, has recently achieved a significant milestone by completing the first BOLE motor segment for the next-generation Space Launch System (SLS)...
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January 9, 2024

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First Next Generation Vulcan Rocket

ULA’s Vulcan Rocket Successfully Launches Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander with Blue Origin’s BE-4 Engines In the early hours of January 8th, 2024, history was made at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station as United Launch Alliance (ULA) embarked on a pioneering journey with the debut launch of its revolutionary Vulcan Centaur rocket....
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January 5, 2024

Artemis III Core Stage Moved to Cell P for Surface Treatment

NASA‘s Artemis program continues its forward march as technicians at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans meticulously move the core stage’s liquid hydrogen tank to a priming cell near the Vertical Assembly Building. This crucial step in the preparation for the Artemis III mission involves surface treatment by sanding...
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December 24, 2023

SLS Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) Test Article Offloaded

NASA‘s Artemis program continues its forward march as technicians at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans meticulously move the core stage’s liquid hydrogen tank to a priming cell near the Vertical Assembly Building. This crucial step in the preparation for the Artemis III mission involves surface treatment by sanding...
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November 6, 2023

Early Production Continues on Advanced Upper Stage for NASA Moon Rocket

Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility have achieved a significant milestone in the production of the advanced upper stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Recently completing a major portion of a weld confidence article, the hardware, constituting the liquid oxygen tank for the SLS rocket’s exploration upper stage,...
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August 15, 2023

NASA, Boeing Prepare Future SLS Upper Stage Dome for Welding

Futuramic’s LOX Tank Assembly Center (LTAC) tool, built for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, preforms a circumvential self reacting friction stir weld of the FWD to AFT Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) Liquid Oxygen (LOX) domes. When completed EUS LOX tank is ready for post weld prep then Thermal Protection...
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July 24, 2023

Crews Complete SLS Liquid Oxygen Tank Forward Dome for Artemis IV

Futuramic’s tooling for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) was used to complete the welding of the Artemis IV Liquid Oxygen Tank Forward Dome at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Many Futuramic tools were used to complete this job, including the Dome Rounding Tool, Overhead Lift Equipment, Gore Weld Tool, Circumferential Weld...