Systima, under contract to Lockheed Martin, designed, tested and built the Forward Bay Cover Thrusters used on the recent Forward Bay Cover deployment tests conducted by Lockheed Martin. These tests include a Forward Bay Cover ground jettison test conducted December 19th, 2013 and a drop test of the system conducted January 17th, 2014. The Thrusters retain the Forward Bay Cover throughout the launch, orbital flight and re-entry. The Thrusters function after re-entry, high above the ground, jettisoning the Forward Bay Cover and allowing the parachutes to deploy. Systima’s Forward Bay Cover Thrusters will also be used on Orion’s upcoming space mission, EFT-1, scheduled for September 2014.