The Bastion JETS II Team includes top performers in Systems Engineering, Safety and Mission Assurance, Structural and Mechanical Design and Analysis, Information Technology, and Technical and Management Support Services for NASA/JSC and the JETS II contract.
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Bastion is Actively Involved in NASA’s Space Exploration Efforts
RS-25 Engine Propulsion Testing
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, will be powered by RS-25 engines that combine proven performance with advanced engineering and technology. As a member of NASA's power and propulsion team, Bastion has contributed to completing numerous hot fire tests of the RS-25 engine on the A-1 stand at Stennis Space Center. The SLS will be powered by four RS-25 engines for the core stage, each one provided just shy of 420,000 lbs. of thrust at sea level. “We’ve conducted the RS-25 engine tests during this remarkable development program to modernize manufacturing, on-ramp additive manufacturing, and reduce cost of the RS-25 engines for the Space Launch System,” said Johnny Heflin, manager for the SLS Liquid Engines Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “These tests are helping us ensure the success of not only the upcoming flight of Artemis I but also of future missions that will lead to long-term exploration of the Moon."
Bastion is a member of the Collins Aerospace team for NASA’s Exploration Extravehicular Activity (xEVAS) program with a potential value of $3.5 billion through 2034. The xEVAS Program includes the design, development, production, hardware processing, and sustainment of an integrated Extravehicular Activity (EVA) capability that includes a new spacesuit and ancillary hardware, that will be provided as a service for the NASA International Space Station (ISS), Artemis Program (Gateway and Human Landing System), and Commercial Space missions. Bastion’s role will include providing the engineering support for Safety and Mission Assurance as well as the Human Performance engineering and Medical support for the program.
NBL Moonwalk Training
With an eye on a mission to the moon’s South Pole in 2024 as part of the Artemis program, NASA engineers are laying the foundation for the moonwalks for the first woman and next man on the moon since the Apollo era. As a teammate on the NBL Operation Contract Bastion engineers and divers are involved in simulating aspects of the lunar surface in the NBL and conducting a test series with astronauts in a demonstration version of the exploration spacesuit and engineers in “hard hat” dive equipment are simulating several different tasks crew could do on the surface of the Moon.
Mars Perseverance Rover
The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. The Mars Perseverance mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including key questions about the potential for life on Mars. The mission takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself.
Bastion provided electrical and mechanical engineering design and reliability support, EEE parts engineering, and Quality Assurance inspection and engineering to the Perseverance rover. Utilizing a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) left over as a backup part for MSL Curiosity during its construction, Bastion engineers provided electrical systems and circuit design analysis for reliability and mission success.