Orion PDR Slip

Editor's note: According to ESMD PAO: "NASA is internally assessing moving Orion's preliminary design review to November. The Orion Project has been doing systems review and key architecture trades based on November's point of departure architecture. NASA believes it may be of value to give the team additional time to mature the products and complete the systems integration in advance of Orion's preliminary design review."

NASA to Update Media About Constellation Program Progress

"NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, May 15, at 2 p.m. EDT, to provide an overview of progress made in the last few months and work ahead for NASA's Constellation Program."

NASA Internal Memo: Orion DAC2 Architecture Closure Plan Rev E, 2/19/08

"Since a number of significant system-level trades and studies are still open, the project requires an intensive effort over the coming weeks to close these issues in order to proceed with the preliminary design tasks required for PDR."

Orion PDR Slips Two Months, Aviation Week

"An agency spokesman said the slip "is not anticipated to affect first flight" of the Orion vehicle. However, a September 2013 date for that mission was already under review after the PDR was delayed from May to September of this year to align Orion development with its Ares I crew launch vehicle."

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