菲尼克斯，2007年4月9号——-霍尼韦尔（NYSE: HON）今天宣布，其将领导其行业小组赶赴NASA合同在设计、关于Ares I 运载火箭器具部分的研发和生产。Ares I将把Orion 宇航员探险车带到轨道上。
霍尼韦尔在Lockheed Martin系统整合的支持下将作为总承包商的领队。霍尼韦尔和洛克希德•马丁（Lockheed Martin）与NASA都有长期合作关系，有着数十年支持美国航空事业的经验。
霍尼韦尔国防和航空副总裁Dave Douglass说：“在五十年航空事业经验里，霍尼韦尔航空电子技术已经成功应运在许多运载火箭实例上。我们团队广泛的专业技术可以让我们更好地支持NASA的研发、执行和可靠性管理，并为Ares I运载火箭提供有经济效益的航空电子系统。”
[COLOR=#708090]Honeywell to Lead Team Pursuing Avionics Contract for NASA‘s Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle
Avionics Leader Offers Unparalleled Experience in System Development, Production
PHOENIX, April 9, 2007 —— Honeywell （NYSE: HON） announced today that it will lead an industry team in pursuit of a contract to support NASA with design, development and production of instrument unit avionics on the new Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle. Ares I will transport the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle into orbit.
Honeywell will spearhead the team as the prime contractor, with systems integration support from Lockheed Martin. Both Honeywell and Lockheed Martin have long-standing relationships with NASA and decades of experience supporting the U.S. space program.
“During five decades of U.S. space program experience, Honeywell avionics technologies have performed successfully on numerous launch vehicles,” said Dave Douglass, Vice President, Space, Honeywell Defense and Space. “The extensive expertise of our team will allow us to support NASA in the development, implementation and management of reliable, cost-effective avionics systems for the Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle.”
The avionics on the Ares I instrument unit will include an onboard computing system, flight controls to guide the launch vehicle into orbit, communications equipment and inertial measurement units and rate gyro units for navigation. NASA plans to release a request for proposal for the instrument unit in June 2007. A contract award is expected around December.
Honeywell has also been selected to build displays and controls for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle, and has avionics systems in place on NASA‘s Space Shuttle and International Space Station.
Honeywell International is a $33 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, NJ, Honeywell‘s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor‘s 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.[/COLOR]