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News Archive / Tagged: Critical Design Review

  • NASA’s Orion moves on to full-scale assembly and testing

    Jason RhianOctober 26th, 2015

    NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to undergo full-scale fabrication, assembly, integration and testing after completing most of its Critical Design Review. The Oct. 21 review determined the vehicle's readiness to conduct the first mission Orion will fly integrated with the agency's new super heavy-lift booster – the Space Launch System or "SLS". That flight – Exploration Mission 1 – is currently set for 2018.

  • NASA’s Orion spacecraft conducts CDR on the road to EM-1

    Jason RhianAugust 13th, 2015

    NASA's next crew-rated spacecraft, Orion, began its critical design review or "CDR" starting on Monday, Aug. 3, at the space agency's Johnson Space Center located in Houston, Texas. The agency is working to have Orion ride NASA's new super heavy-lift booster, the Space Launch System, to orbit. From there, Orion would travel to distant locations in the Solar System.

  • NASA celebrates 57 years as new SLS heavy-lift booster completes CDR

    Jason RhianJuly 31st, 2015

    In the same week that the space agency celebrated its 57th anniversary, NASA announced that its new super heavy-lift booster had completed its Critical Design Review (CDR). The Space Launch System is the booster NASA plans to use for crewed missions into deep space - making this review critical.

  • ULA succcessfully completes CDR to launch Boeing’s CST-100

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 9th, 2014

    Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft is one of the contenders competing on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) and hopes to be selected to help ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Recently, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) of the accommodations at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 41 […]