Exelis provides communication support for NASA’s Orion EFT-1


Exelis, a provider of critical network solutions, has announced that it was entirely successful in providing communications support to NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission.

The EFT-1 Mission is the first orbital test flight of the NASA Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, which is the spacecraft intended to carry a crew of astronauts to destinations at or beyond low Earth orbit. The successful EFT-1 mission marked a critical step in NASA’s return to human space exploration.

Exelis, in its role as NASA’s Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) prime contractor, managed the ground and space assets, which enabled communication with the Orion capsule during the mission.

Communications support during EFT-1 was exceptional, and 100% of the mission data was transmitted, received and routed.

April 20, 2015

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