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Boeing's Space Efforts to Be Managed by Newly Created Organization
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 19, 2015

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Boeing has announced the creation of BDS Development, an organization within its Defense, Space and Security (BDS) unit, which will centralize its defense and space efforts.

The company stated that this move will enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly influence its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the right time and cost. So what does it mean for CST-100 spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle currently being developed by Boeing?

"Both the CST-100 effort and SLS programs will now be managed by the BDS Development organization," Todd Blecher, External Communications Director at BDS, told

"The goal in establishing the organization is to improve Boeing's performance on space and defense development activities by bringing key programs, people, processes, and resources together into an organization whose sole focus is meeting cost and schedule commitments during the development phase of the programs."

BDS Development will be led by Jim O'Neill, who was president of the BDS Global Services and Support (GS&S) unit.

"This BDS Development organization is the next step in breaking the cost curve on our programs," said BDS President and CEO Chris Chadwick. "We expect our customers to see step-function improvements in affordability and schedule performance as we more effectively apply engineering expertise, development program best practices, and program management and integration from across Boeing to our most important development activities."

Boeing was selected in September 2014, to manufacture the CST-100 as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The spacecraft is designed to transport up to seven passengers or a mix of crew and cargo to low-Earth orbit destinations such as the International Space Station (ISS).

Boeing is also the prime contractor for the design, development, test and production of the SLS vehicle cryogenic stages, as well as development of the avionics suite. NASA's SLS will be the most powerful rocket in history, designed for deep-space exploration endeavors.

On the list of programs overseen by BDS Development is also Boeing's 502 small satellite. It is a 250 - 1000 kilogram satellite designed for single, dual and multiple manifest launches and can operate in geosynchronous, medium-Earth orbit, or low-Earth orbit.

BDS is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft.

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