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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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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...
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February 27, 2023

Teams Move Artemis II SLS Engine Section into Position for Final Join

Teams at Michoud Assembly Facility have lined up the engine section with the rest of the SLS core stage for Artemis II. Next up, joining the two sections. “Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans moved the engine section of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for Artemis...
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January 9, 2023

Core Stage Forward Skirt and Liquid Hydrogen Tank for Artemis III Moves on to Next Phase of Production

Artemis III hardware is on the move! Liquid Hydrogen Tank for Artemis III NASA’s Space Launch System’s liquid hydrogen tank was recently moved into a new work area at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility to perform scans of the tank’s dimensions in preparation for multiple join activities that will happen throughout...
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December 9, 2022

NASA Moves Core Stage 3 Intertank

Futuramic’s tooling and machined flight hardware for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) are used to assembly the Core Stage intertank for Artemis III at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Many Futuramic tools helped complete this job and included the Intertank Final Assembly Tool and numerous machined intertank flight hardware panels. Besides...
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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...