Systima On NPR

Systima made the news today in an NPR radio broadcast about Washington companies working on the NASA Orion program. Systima is currently responsible for design, testing and fabrication of the Orion development and Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) Forward Bay Cover (FBC) Thrusters. The FBC protects the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle parachute decent system during all mission phases through re-entry. After reentry the FBC Thrusters are used to provide kick-off velocity and guidance during the FBC jettison event.