Sypris Electronics announced today that it has recently received contract awards from Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies Company, to manufacture and test electronic assemblies for the environmental control & life support and the power management & distribution systems of the Orion spacecraft. Production will begin in 2019 and continue into 2020.
For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a new human spacecraft that will usher in a new era of space exploration. A series of increasingly challenging missions awaits, and this new spacecraft will take the US farther than we’ve gone before, including Mars. Named after one of the largest constellations in the night sky and drawing from more than 50 years of spaceflight research and development, the Orion spacecraft is designed to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s deep space exploration program for decades to come. It will be the safest, most advanced spacecraft ever built.
“Sypris has been manufacturing space electronic hardware for many years for most of the top-tier instrumentation, satellite and spacecraft providers,” said Jim Long, Vice President & General Manager of Sypris Electronics. “The opportunity to support Collins Aerospace on the ground-breaking Orion program is an honor for Sypris Electronics. Our collaborative engineering and operational strengths were key to this win. Collins Aerospace is a leader in the space industry and we look forward to working closely with Collins to ensure that this mission-critical program is a success.”