2015 marks the second year of contract support providing Systems Engineering support to the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) program. The SLS is an advanced, heavy-life vehicle, which will provide an entirely new capability for science and human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit and will be the most powerful rocket in history with its first flight scheduled for 2017 from Kennedy Space Center.
Canvas supports the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) design and build, which connects the Orion capsule to the Core Stage of the SLS. Specifically, Canvas is responsible for LVSA End Item Specifications, Operational Requirements, and Verification Work for SLS Flight Readiness Reviews. The Canvas team has consistently received commendations for early delivery of work products that are under budget and exceeding customer expectations.