To the Moon and Beyond: L3Harris' NASA Orion Audio System
A Customized Communications Solution for the Next Stage of Human Spaceflight
NASA’s Artemis II mission marks a new era for human spaceflight. It’ll be the first crewed flight test of the world’s most powerful rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion spacecraft around the Moon.
Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts from Earth to lunar orbit and back, has tapped L3Harris to develop the audio system for the Artemis missions.
Our NASA Orion audio system will connect astronauts to each other, to mission control and to the world – ultimately enabling the nation’s return to the moon and preparing the way for human missions to Mars.
With Orion’s sights set on "the Red Planet" (i.e., Mars), this could be the farthest L3Harris’ crewed spaceflight technology has ever traveled in space.
L3Harris’ NASA Orion audio system will play an important role in the Artemis missions. It will provide redundant internal and external crew communications, voice recording and playback, and the audio interface for search-and-rescue operations.
Designed for Mission Success
Our NASA Orion audio system solution – composed of an audio control unit, audio interface unit and speaker unit – is designed to withstand the unique demands of human spaceflight.
It's customized from the ground up, from the circuit cards to the network stack, in alignment with NASA’s exacting set of requirements to ensure that astronauts have the advanced communications capabilities required for mission success.
The system's thoughtful design can easily be integrated into any future human spaceflight mission, including reusable landers and commercial programs.
As the world anticipates the return of astronauts to the lunar surface, L3Harris’ NASA Orion audio system will be there to capture the historic mission.