Teledyne to Build NASA’s $60 Million Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- February 4, 2014
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its
subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., has been
awarded a five-year $60 million contract by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight
Center (MSFC) to design and manufacture the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter
(LVSA) for the Space Launch System (SLS).
The SLS, NASA’s next generation launch vehicle, is an advanced, heavy-lift
vehicle, designed to provide safe, affordable, and sustainable access to
science and human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. It will carry the Orion
Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle as well as cargo, equipment, and science missions
into deep space.
The LVSA, a critical element of the SLS, will adapt the SLS core stage to the
Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) while providing a protective
envelope for the ICPS propulsion system. Teledyne Brown will partner with MSFC
to use its Advanced Welding Facility for assembly of LVSA components.
“Alabama companies like Teledyne offer skilled, hard-working people the
ability to provide for their families and the opportunity to build
high-technology products ranging from airplanes to automobiles to human
spaceflight,” Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said. “We are proud that
Teledyne Brown Engineering and NASA/MSFC continue to secure the ability for
America’s next heavy-lift rocket to be stamped with the marker ‘Made in
“The Space Launch System is a centerpiece program for MSFC and a strategic
capability for our nation,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and
chief executive officer of Teledyne Technologies. “We are exceedingly pleased
to be selected for this work and to build on our more than 50-year history
Teledyne Brown has provided full lifecycle engineering and prototyping
solutions for every major NASA space initiative program from Apollo to SLS.
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation,
digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and
engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies’ operations are primarily located in
the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Western and Northern
Europe. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at
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spending resulting from future deficit reduction measures.
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