Author Topic: Orion STA undergoing pre-mission testing in Denver  (Read 600 times)

Online Chris Bergin

Feature article by Philip Sloss, interviewing Dan Qvale, Orion STA Assembly Test and Launch Operations Lead with Lockheed Martin for NSF.

3,200 words of hardcore spacecraft testing content :)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/07/orion-undergoing-pre-mission-testing-denver/

Offline psloss

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Re: Orion STA undergoing pre-mission testing in Denver
« Reply #1 on: 07/27/2017 04:32 PM »
FYI, Lockheed Martin has a couple of images of the crew module STA on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin/sets/72157626004211734/

We should see more images, but no idea about timing other than eventually.

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Re: Orion STA undergoing pre-mission testing in Denver
« Reply #2 on: 07/27/2017 05:25 PM »
The two best images:

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Re: Orion STA undergoing pre-mission testing in Denver
« Reply #3 on: 07/28/2017 06:27 PM »
Nicely written article  ;)

It appears that all testing required for EM-1 will be completed November 2018 (including ESM).  Projecting a little bit, I think we could see EM-1 May 2019?

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Re: Orion STA undergoing pre-mission testing in Denver
« Reply #4 on: 07/28/2017 06:31 PM »
Wow, THREE Orion capsules
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