Raytheon's Collins Aerospace selected by NASA for spacesuit contract

June 6, 2022
NASA said providing the suits and related services could be valued at a total of $3.5B over a series of missions during the next dozen years, Carl Surran reports for Seeking Alpha.

WASHINGTON - Raytheon Technologies (NYSE:RTX) said on Wednesday its Collins Aerospace business was selected to produce NASA's next-generation spacesuit, as the agency pushes to replace decades-old hardware, Carl Surran reports for Seeking AlphaContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 June 2022 - Collins Aerospace - a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies - the new suits were designed by astronauts for astronauts and offer enhanced mobility and weigh less than the current generation spacesuits, allowing for increased mission times. The suits are also designed to accommodate nearly every astronaut body type and can rapidly incorporate new technologies.

“Astronauts returning to the moon and venturing beyond need a spacesuit that’s as modern as their new missions,” said Dan Burbank, senior technical fellow at Collins Aerospace and former NASA astronaut. “The next-gen spacesuit is lighter, more modular, a better fit and easily adaptable, which means that wherever the journey into space may lead, our crew will be ready.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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