Systima Awarded Contract for Orion FBC Thrusters

Lockheed Martin has awarded Systima a contract to supply  Forward Bay Cover (FBC) Jettison Thrusters for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle.  The FBC protects the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle parachute decent system during all mission phases through re-entry.  The Forward Bay Cover is jettisoned by Systima’s FBC thrusters just prior to deployment of the landing parachutes.  The FBC Thrusters are used to provide kick-off velocity and guidance during FBC jettison event.   Systima is responsible for design, testing and fabrication of the Orion development and Flight Test 1 thrusters.