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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Orion Propulsion to Build Sundancer ACS for Bigelow Aerospace

Orion Propulsion, Inc. of Madison, AL, is pleased to announce our selection by Bigelow Aerospace to provide the forward attitude control system (ACS) for the Sundancer, the world’s first commercial human space habitat.

Orion Propulsion will provide the four ACS bi-propellant modules, which will be used for attitude control and desaturating momentum wheels. The modules utilize proven Orion Propulsion thrusters that operate on hydrogen and oxygen.

Orion Propulsion CEO Tim Pickens said, “We are very excited about the opportunity to support Bigelow Aerospace’s Sundancer program, which is placing the first commercial human rated space habitat in Earth orbit. This kind of trailblazing opportunity is in line with Orion’s commitment to commercial space efforts. Affordable thrusters and systems are centerpieces of Orion Propulsion’s product line.”

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