Collins Aerospace will deliver new spacesuits to NASA for International Space Station missions

Collins Aerospace will deliver new spacesuits to NASA for International Space Station missions

Described as the world’s smallest spacecraft, new suits are designed by astronauts for astronauts

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, December 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Drawing on more than 50 years of experience developing spacesuits for NASA, Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) company, along with its ILC partners Dover and Oceaneering, have won a contract to design, develop and demonstrate the next-generation spacesuit for the International Space Station. This is Collins’ first task order under NASA’s Extravehicular Exploration Services, or xEVAS, contract which was awarded in May 2022.

“Our next-generation spacesuit was built by astronauts for astronauts, continuing Collins’ long-standing legacy as NASA’s trusted partner in human space exploration,” said Dave McClure, Vice President and General Manager, ISR & Space Solutions at Collins Aerospace. “Collins’ advanced spacesuit technology will be used on the International Space Station and we are ready to continue to ensure the safety, connection and availability of astronauts, whatever the mission.”

Collins’ the next-generation spacesuit contains everything an astronaut needs to survive in the vacuum of space. Comprised of over 18,000 parts and an interior volume the size of a small refrigerator, the suit provides oxygen, CO2 evacuation, power supply, hydration, ventilation, thermal control and communications.

“ILC Dover is proud to work with a world-class team to design and manufacture the next generation of spacesuits for the ISS,” said Corey Walker, CEO of ILC Dover. “Leveraging our decades of experience designing compression garments for the Apollo missions and the ISS, our latest spacesuits can be outfitted for missions from the ISS to the lunar surface and beyond.

Collins’ The next-generation suit is lighter and less bulky to improve efficiency, range of motion and comfort for astronauts. Designed to fit almost any body type, it also has an open architecture design that allows the suit to be easily modified as missions change or become more advanced.

We are extremely excited and proud to be part of the collins team, helping to successfully develop and deploy America’s critical space exploration capability EVA,” said Phil Beierl, Senior Vice President, Aerospace and Defense Technologies, Oceaneering. “Our personnel bring exceptional expertise in spacesuit systems engineering and integration to this task. collins crew.”

About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), is a leader in intelligent, technologically advanced solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and meet the demands of a rapidly changing global marketplace. For more information, visit

About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services to commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading companies – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense – the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries of avionics, cybersecurity, energy directed, electric propulsion, hypersonic and quantum. physics. The company, formed in 2020 by the combination of Raytheon Company and the aerospace activities of United Technologies Corporation, is headquartered in washington d.c.

About ILC Dover
ILC Dover is a world leader in the innovative design and production of space exploration technology, including space suits, space habitats and inflatable landing systems. The company’s spacesuits have been worn for more than 250 spaceflights, six moon landings and more than 3,000 hours of spacewalks without a single failure. ILC Dover has developed two commercial suits, Sol™, a launch, entry, and abort (LEA) suit, and Astro™, a suit for extravehicular activity (EVA) and planetary exploration. Our customers will attest to our unwavering dedication to high-value products, cutting-edge technology and responsive service, as our visionary solutions have improved efficiency while protecting people, products and infrastructure in hazardous conditions through flexible protection solutions since 1947. For more information about ILC Dover, please visit

About oceaneering
Oceaneering is a global technology company that provides engineering services and products and robotics solutions across multiple industries. Oceaneering Space Systems, a company in Oceaneering’s Aerospace and Defense Technology segment, is a leader in specialized engineering for harsh environments from sea to space. We complete turnkey design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, testing and sustaining engineering for space robotics and automation, satellite servicing tools and equipment, manned space flight and thermal protection systems. Our diverse engineering background and precision manufacturing capabilities enable us to deliver product quality and mission assurance while maintaining an uncompromising focus on safety.
For more information on Oceaneering Space Systems, please visit

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