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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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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...
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August 8, 2022

NASA Completes Welding of Artemis III Core Stage Tank Dome

Futuramic’s tooling for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) was used to complete the welding of the Artemis III core stage liquid oxygen tank dome at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Many Futuramic tools helped complete this job and included the Dome Rounding Tool, Overhead Lift Equipment, Gore Weld Tool, Circumferential Weld...