Author Topic: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates  (Read 4632 times)

Online Chris Bergin

A thread for the processing of EM-2 Orion ahead of the 2022 mission.

Orion Forum Section:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=38.0

Orion News Articles:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/orion/

L2 Orion:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=29.0

All three of those links go back 2006, back in the CEV days. Been a long road of this little spacecraft!

Please use the Orion forum section for discussion etc. Let's try and keep this thread just for updates on the construction and processing.

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And the reason for starting this thread:

Piecing together NASA's crewed Deep Space spacecraft:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/09/piecing-together-nasas-crew-spacecraft/ - by Philip Sloss.

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Re: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #1 on: 01/11/2018 07:04 AM »
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First weld is complete on the Orion crew module that will carry astronauts beyond the moon.

https://twitter.com/nasa_orion/status/951250213750099969

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Re: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #2 on: 02/02/2018 05:46 PM »
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[email protected] technicians complete the first cone weld on the Orion crew module which will carry @NASA_Astronauts beyond the moon.

https://twitter.com/nasa_orion/status/959212964120154114

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Re: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #3 on: 02/02/2018 09:39 PM »
Thank you for the great update article Philip! :) Always good when one gets to see where "the people money" is go towards...
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Re: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #4 on: 02/12/2018 06:15 PM »
In the NASA FY19 presentation EM-2 would launch in 2023 on SLS/EUS together with the LOP-G Habitat.

This means EM-2 would no longer be Lunar flyby but Lunar orbital.
« Last Edit: 02/12/2018 06:15 PM by hektor »

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Re: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #5 on: 02/14/2018 01:54 PM »
Constructing the crewed Orion EM-2 spacecraft deep into welding operations - https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/02/constructing-the-crewed-orion-em-2-welds/

- By Philip Sloss

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Re: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #6 on: 02/17/2018 02:24 AM »
In the NASA FY19 presentation EM-2 would launch in 2023 on SLS/EUS together with the LOP-G Habitat.

This means EM-2 would no longer be Lunar flyby but Lunar orbital.

Does that mean the PPE has to go first, on commercial?

Is there a RFI or RFP for the hab module?

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Re: EM-2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #7 on: 05/01/2018 12:46 PM »
Some crew module welding pictures released by NASA
« Last Edit: 05/01/2018 12:49 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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