Cape Canaveral, FL – July 2015. All Points and two All Points employees were recently recognized for their contributions to the Orion Assembly, Integration, and Production team and the successful Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission. The company, Charlie Bennett (Orion Materials & Processes Engineer), and Bryan Doyle (Software Engineer) were recognized by the Orion Prime Contractor, Lockheed Martin, and NASA KSC Leadership at the Kennedy Space Center on July 24, 2015.
Bennett and Doyle were recognized for exceptional work on the Orion Spacecraft Assembly, tooling, Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE), and vehicle integration, enabling a successful EFT-1. All Points was recognized for outstanding support of Orion software development, verification and simulations, which contributed to the success of the mission. The company was presented with a patch, which flew on EFT-1.
EFT-1 was the first test flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Without a crew, it was launched on December 5, 2014 (7:05am EST) by a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The mission was a four-hour, two-orbit test of the Orion crew module, featuring a high apogee on the second orbit. During the test, Orion flew 63,000 miles, reached an altitude of 3,606 miles, and concluded with a high-energy reentry at around 20,000 miles per hour.
All Points is a Prime Subcontractor on the Lockheed Martin Civil Space Contract (LMCS) contract, providing a wide range of engineering and technical services for the next-generation spacecraft, designed to transport humans to destinations beyond low Earth orbit and bring them safely home.