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20 November 2015
Defence and Space

Continuing Orion Progress

Detail of the European Service Module of Orion, futre NASA spacecraft

Detail of the European Service Module of Orion, futre NASA spacecraft
 
NASA’s Orion Program continues to mark progress at facilities around the country toward the next flight of the spacecraft. Engineers at NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, are preparing a structural representation of the ESA (European Space Agency)-provided service module for several months of testing to ensure the component, which supplies Orion’s power and propulsion, can withstand the trip to space.

The test article recently arrived from Europe. Meanwhile, technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans are continuing the process of welding together the seven pieces of Orion’s pressure vessel for its next mission.

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Press release 2015-11-09
Orion on NASA Website
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