Honeywell And Lockheed Martin To Provide Critical Components For NASA's Orion Spacecraft

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to support production of NASA's Orion spacecraft fleet for the upcoming Artemis missions, which will bring humans back to the moon for the first time since 1972. The contract to supply key components of the Orion crew module and service module will be managed and performed out of Honeywell's facility in Clearwater, Florida. Work will also be conducted at the company's facilities in Glendale, Arizona, and Puerto Rico.

Honeywell will provide 14 product types for Artemis missions III through V, including both hardware and software solutions, to support NASA's lunar missions. NASA awarded Lockheed Martin a long-term, multibillion-dollar production contract for the Orion spacecraft, aimed to meet the space agency's anticipated needs into the 2030s.

"This is a major win for our team in Clearwater, our Space business and for Honeywell as a whole," said Mike Elias, vice president, Space, Honeywell Aerospace. "Honeywell was present on all of NASA's previous crewed space missions, including those that brought humans to the moon for the first time, and we're proud to be working with Lockheed Martin to help shape the future of human space exploration."

Working in collaboration with the Orion team over the next decade, Honeywell will support Lockheed Martin and its partners through the development and production of essential guidance and navigation systems, command data handling, and display and control products. The focus of the missions is to conduct science and gather learnings that will help take humans to Mars.

Honeywell will supply the following types of technology for the Artemis missions:

    --  Guidance and Navigation Systems: Key navigation and guidance solutions,
        including the barometric altimeter, which track the altitude of the
        Orion capsule in Earth's atmosphere, as well as the inertial measurement
        system and GPS receiver, which track the position and movements of the
    --  Command Data Handling: Several data-handling products, including the
        vehicle management computer, which acts as the central computing
        platform supporting flight and vehicle control, as well as spacecraft
        communication functions.
    --  Displays and Controls: Three display units and struts, seven control
        panels, and two hand controllers used inside the spacecraft to help
        astronauts in the Orion capsule monitor and control the vehicle.
    --  Core Flight Software: Includes the integrated modular avionics software,
        a key system responsible for supporting maintenance functions sharing
        flight data information.

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