February 19, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a supplier of rugged data acquisition systems for aerospace applications, is helping to usher in the next generation of American space travel and preparing to launch NASA astronauts on missions to deep space through the world’s only exploration-class space systems: NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft, and the Exploration Ground Systems that launch these vehicles.
Curtiss-Wright is working with NASA and aerospace leaders to return Americans to the Moon and send astronauts to Mars in the early 2030s.
“We are very proud to contribute our well proven space data acquisition technology to the success of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft and Exploration Ground Systems,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “Curtiss-Wright’s long legacy as an aviation and aerospace innovator, starting with our founders the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, makes us especially pleased to participate in this important and exciting program to return Americans to the moon and later on to Mars.”
With suppliers in all 50 states, NASA’s journey to deep space is a national effort. 2019 marks the final integration and testing of the rocket and spacecraft leading up to the first integrated launch to the Moon late next year.