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    Lockheed Martin Completes NASA’s Orion Crew Module For Mission To The Moon

    Lockheed Martin completed building the capsule for NASA’s Orion spacecraft for the Artemis missions to the Moon and then Mars. The crew module capsule for the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission to the Moon has been stacked on top of the Orion service module, which was also recently finished. The ceremony for the completion was held in […]

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    How Light Metals Help SpaceX Land Falcon 9 Rockets with Astonishing Accuracy

    The Falcon 9 launch system, developed by SpaceX, is considered to be one of the most significant technological achievements in the history of rocket engineering, primarily due to the recoverability and reusability of its first stage boosters. Reusability is a key element to SpaceX’s aim of increasing the reliability and reducing the cost of spaceflight. […]

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    ARTICLE: The Evolution of Constellium Al-Li Alloys for Space Launch and Crew Module Applications

    By Michael Niedzinski, Constellium. During the past 60 years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) charted the western world’s course for the exploration of outer space. NASA managed and funded programs such as Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and the International Space Station, which is supported by Space Shuttle missions and more recently by the Space […]

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    Journey to the Sun Bolstered by Light Metals

    The Parker Solar Probe, launched on August 12, 2018, began a journey that will bring it closer to the sun than any mission before. The probe carries sensors and instruments that will enable unprecedented, close-up observations of the Sun’s corona and solar wind, which will address unsolved scientific questions, as well as making contributions to […]

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    Arconic Opens Expanded Aerospace Parts Facility in Germany

    Arconic officially opened its expanded aluminium and titanium aerospace parts facility in Bestwig, Germany. The expansion increases Arconic’s production capacity to meet growing demand from commercial aircraft customers for lightweight titanium investment castings for the aerospace industry. “We have significantly invested in Arconic Bestwig’s capabilities, almost doubling our titanium parts production capacity, and have added […]

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    Triumph Awarded Airframe Component Contract by Lockheed Martin

    Triumph Group, Inc. announced that its Aerospace Structures business was awarded a multi-year airframe component contract for Lockheed Martin’s C130J Super Hercules, a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. Under initial terms of the contract, Triumph Fabrications in San Diego, California, will provide 108 different part numbers for the C130J program. The parts include fabricated sheet […]

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    ARTICLE: Taber Acquires Micro-Extrusions Business

    Taber Extrusions, headquartered in Russellville, AR, expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of the Exact Manufacturing division of Lou-Rich, Inc. With this acquisition, Taber will continue to offer Ultra Precision Extrusions®. These micro-extrusions (Figure 1) — produced with circle sizes of 3 inches or less and weights of 1 lb or less—are used in a […]