7 February 2014
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and ATK, the four prime contractors on the Space Launch System, have issued a joint statement saying they met with NASA officials to ensure the rocket will be developed on time and that it will be able to launch the Orion capsule in 2017. Orion’s first test flight this year aboard a Delta IV rocket is considered by many in the industry to be the year’s biggest event, and any major problem or delay would likely impact the anticipated 2017 launch. (Image Credit: Wikipedia/NASA)
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