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ILC Dover delivers six airbags to The Boeing Company for upcoming landing tests

Airbags will provide protection to the commercial crew capsule during land-landings and soften the impact for the occupants on the parachute decent to earth.

PRLog - Sep. 8, 2010 - FREDERICA, Del. -- Frederica, Delaware:  ILC Dover LP delivered six airbag systems to The Boeing Company for upcoming landing tests of its commercial crew capsule.  These airbags will provide protection of the capsule during land-landings and soften the impact for the occupants on the parachute decent to earth.  Drop tests are planned for early October at Bigelow Aerospace facilities in North Las Vegas, Nevada.  The testing is partially funded by the NASA Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program.

ILC has a long history of designing and building impact attenuating airbags having built the landing airbags for the Mars Pathfinder, Spirit, and Opportunity rovers.  ILC is a leader in developing many other high end inflatable products and has been building NASA EVA spacesuits for the shuttle and ISS for the past 30 years.  The airbags used for the CCDev tests were first developed by ILC for the Orion Capsule and were successfully tested at NASA Langley Research Center in 2008.


Cliff Willey
Program Manager, Space Inflatables
PH: 302-335-3911, ext. 252

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Since 1947, ILC has designed and developed many products. Whether it's protecting personnel, containing potent pharmaceuticals, or developing unique inflatable devices, ILC has an enviable record of performance. ILC Dover – Creating What’s Next.


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