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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 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 16, 2023

Dream Chaser Undergoes Testing at NASA Test Facility in Ohio

NASA and Sierra Space are gearing up for a historic moment with the impending maiden flight of the Dream Chaser spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. The spacecraft, accompanied by its cargo module Shooting Star, has landed at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. Awaiting it is...
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November 22, 2023

Futuramic named Most Improved Supplier of the Year and Bronze Medallion winner at BAE Sysytems’ 2023 Partner2Win Supplier Symposium

Warren, Michigan — November 22nd, 2023 — Futuramic was named BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business Partner2Win Supplier of the Year Award on November 14, 2023 for Most Improved Supplier of the Year. The recognition highlighted Futuramic’s commitment to operational excellence and ensuring quality deliveries to customers. Additionally, Futuramic received...
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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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October 4, 2023

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders and Innovators, MFG Day 2023

At Futuramic, we recently had the pleasure of hosting bright minds from Fitzgerald High School as part of our celebration for National Manufacturing Day. The day was dedicated to fostering inspiration and providing insights into the exciting world of modern manufacturing, particularly in the realm of aerospace engineering. Engaging Tours...
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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...
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June 12, 2023

NASA, Boeing Complete Barrel Sections for Future SLS EUS Structural Test Article

In a significant achievement for NASA’s Artemis program, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Boeing have successfully completed the manufacturing of the barrel sections or the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) structural test article for the SLS (Space Launch System). The completion of the barrel sections signifies a major...
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March 21, 2023

NASA Connects All Major Structures of Artemis II Moon Rocket Core Stage

The Artemis II moon rocket core stage is now fully assembled. Next major milestones is installing its four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines. “The Boeing team at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans recently finished attaching the engine section to the remaining four-fifths of Core Stage 2 for the Space...