The Road To The Moon Went Through Western New York

The Apollo program was made possible by many contractors and government agencies throughout the United States. There were significant concentrations of effort in many regions, one of which was Western New York between Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester. Steering of all three stages of the Saturn V was provided by Moog thrust vector actuation. Contributions by Bell Aerosystems were especially notable, from the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle that gave the astronauts the training required to land on the Moon to the Lunar Module ascent engine that returned them to orbit afterwards.




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Small Launch Orbital Manoeuvring Vehicle will Enable UK Launched Small Satellite Missions

Moog Space and Defense Group (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) in partnership with Lockheed Martin and the UK Space Agency (UKSA), is pleased to announce the first scheduled launch of its Small Launch Orbital Manoeuvring Vehicle (SL-OMV) as part of the UK Spaceflight Programme. The SL-OMV’s maiden voyage will launch in the early 2020s from the UK’s first commercial spaceport at the Sutherland site in Melness, Scotland. Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for UKSA’s Spaceflight Programme, is the launch provider responsible for payload integration and launch service.



Moog to Steer NASA SLS Exploration Upper Stage for Boeing

Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) Space and Defense was recently selected to supply its Common Electromechanical Actuation (CEMA) TVC system and its Rocket Engine Modules (REM) featuring the MONARC-90 engines to Boeing for the NASA SLS Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) program. Moog has been a strategic supplier to Boeing on space systems for over 30 years. EUS is a part of the Space Launch System, America’s next generation space transport system to the Moon and Mars.



Breakthrough in Space Propulsion

Moog successfully tested its most advanced 5 lbf monopropellant thruster design utilizing AF-M315E. This testing validated Moog’s design theory for materials and performance.



NASA NICER Mission to Use Moog Precision Space Products to Conduct Experiments

Moog Space and Defense Group is proud to be a part of the successful deployment of NASA’s NICER mission on-board the International Space Station. The NICER mission will provide high-precision measurements of neutron stars – objects containing ultra-dense matter at the threshold of collapse into black holes.