Author Topic: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATES [Weisman, Glover, Hansen, Koch] - late November 2024  (Read 65360 times)

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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #40 on: 02/13/2023 10:24 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasa_sls/status/1625273660662480896

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⚠️ Artemis II update ⚠️

Teams at #NASAMichoud “flipped” the engine section for the first crewed #Artemis mission from a vertical to a horizontal position in preparation for final integration to the SLS core stage.

Check out more @NASAArtemis progress: https://go.nasa.gov/3K5Amb0

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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #41 on: 02/14/2023 05:40 am »
The engine section is broken over for horizontal mate to the tanks...

https://twitter.com/NASA_SLS/status/1172544228423086082

CS-1 underwent its Engine Section installation in mid-September 2019, and was rolled out around New Years' Eve, a bit over 3 months later. Now, CS-2 is employing a different assembly technique and won't be undergoing a Green Run so it may need to be more buttoned up than the former - but at this point it looks like it could be ready to be shipped to KSC around late spring.

If we stick with the official manifested date, that's about a year ahead of launch. However, we were told it's likely the launch will need to be closer to two years from Artemis I due to the refurbushment of Orion's components to be reused. They also probably don't want to cut it too close with the SRB stacked lifetime after all the hand-wringing last fall, and ML-1 may still be undergoing crew escape system installations come this summer. So CS-2 may end up having to dwell for a bit at MAF or even the VAB? Would be nice, after this component being the (very) long pole in EM-1.
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #42 on: 02/14/2023 03:06 pm »
CS-1 underwent its Engine Section installation in mid-September 2019, and was rolled out around New Years' Eve, a bit over 3 months later.

Artemis I
2019-09-13 rotation of the engine section to a horizontal position
2019-09-19 completed the bolting of the engine section to the core stage
2019-10-19 RS-25 installation to position 2
2019-10-29 RS-25 installation to position 1
2019-11-03 RS-25 installation to position 3
2019-11-06 RS-25 installation to position 4
by 2019-11-15 two external supply lines for liquid oxygen were completed, as well as a system tunnel for power and data cables
2019-11-16 starting the final integration functional test (FIFT)
2019-12-28 completion of review and check
2020-01-01 transfer to building 110 for loading on MPTS transporters
2020-01-08 transport to the Pegasus barge and loading
2020-01-12 Pegasus set sail to Stennis Space Center

So CS-2 may end up having to dwell for a bit at MAF or even the VAB?

Core stage is to be stored in a horizontal position in VAB transfer aisle for several months. After building the storage cell in the High Bay 2 section of the VAB, it is to be stored vertically. This could hopefully happen in the third quarter of 2023.
Source: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/12/boeing-expanding-cs-prod/

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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #43 on: 02/14/2023 09:50 pm »
CS-1 underwent its Engine Section installation in mid-September 2019, and was rolled out around New Years' Eve, a bit over 3 months later.

Artemis I
2019-09-13 rotation of the engine section to a horizontal position
2019-09-19 completed the bolting of the engine section to the core stage
2019-10-19 RS-25 installation to position 2
2019-10-29 RS-25 installation to position 1
2019-11-03 RS-25 installation to position 3
2019-11-06 RS-25 installation to position 4
by 2019-11-15 two external supply lines for liquid oxygen were completed, as well as a system tunnel for power and data cables
2019-11-16 starting the final integration functional test (FIFT)
2019-12-28 completion of review and check
2020-01-01 transfer to building 110 for loading on MPTS transporters
2020-01-08 transport to the Pegasus barge and loading
2020-01-12 Pegasus set sail to Stennis Space Center

So CS-2 may end up having to dwell for a bit at MAF or even the VAB?

Core stage is to be stored in a horizontal position in VAB transfer aisle for several months. After building the storage cell in the High Bay 2 section of the VAB, it is to be stored vertically. This could hopefully happen in the third quarter of 2023.
Source: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/12/boeing-expanding-cs-prod/
RS-25 install orientation
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #44 on: 02/15/2023 05:55 am »
RS-25 install orientation
Artemis I
Position 2 = E2056
Position 1 = E2045
Position 3 = E2058
Position 4 = E2060


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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #45 on: 02/23/2023 09:41 pm »
https://twitter.com/NASA_SLS/status/1628852321399578624?cxt=HHwWgIC9ic2j7JotAAAA

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🔩 Line it up! Teams at #NASAMichoud have moved the engine section for #Artemis II into place to join it with the rest of the core stage. This section will help power the first crewed @NASAArtemis mission.
Learn more about the SLS core stage: https://go.nasa.gov/3Y1PlG2
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #46 on: 03/19/2023 08:02 pm »
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #47 on: 03/19/2023 08:20 pm »
Isn't it now NET November 2024?

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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #48 on: 03/19/2023 10:00 pm »
Isn't it now NET November 2024?
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #49 on: 03/20/2023 06:14 pm »

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NASA Connects All Major Structures of Artemis II Moon Rocket Core Stage



Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have fully integrated all five major structures of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s core stage for Artemis II, the first crewed Artemis mission that will send four astronauts around the Moon and return them home. Technicians joined the engine section to the rest of the rocket stage March 17. Next, teams will integrate the four RS-25 engines to the engine section to complete the stage.


Located at the bottom of the 212-foot-tall core stage, the engine section is the most complex and intricate part of the rocket stage, helping to power Artemis missions to the Moon. In addition to its miles of cabling and hundreds of sensors, the engine section is a crucial attachment point for the RS-25 engines and two solid rocket boosters that produce a combined 8.8 million pounds of thrust at liftoff. It houses the engines and includes vital systems for mounting, controlling, and delivering fuel from the propellant tanks to the engines.


The core stage for Artemis II is built, outfitted, and assembled at Michoud. Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone for astronauts on the way to Mars.


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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #50 on: 03/20/2023 07:49 pm »
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #51 on: 03/20/2023 08:25 pm »
https://twitter.com/boeingspace/status/1637928021813329923

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Engine section mate ✔
Coming up ➡ Engine installs 🚀

Core Stage 2 is nearing completion. This hardware will help lift humankind to deep space for the first time in 50 years as a part of the #Artemis II mission.

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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #52 on: 03/23/2023 04:59 pm »

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Meet the four astronauts who will orbit the Moon aboard the Orion spacecraft on their approximately 10-day Artemis II mission, the first crewed flight test and a critical step toward establishing a long-term human presence on the Moon.


NASA and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) will reveal the three NASA astronauts and one CSA astronaut during an event at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. CDT) (15:00 UTC) on Monday, April 3, from NASA Johnson Space Center’s Ellington Field in Houston.
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #53 on: 03/25/2023 01:36 pm »
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#DYK that the Canadian Space Agency has four active astronauts? One of them will soon be announced as a crewmember for the #Artemis II mission, and will be the first CSA astronaut to fly to the Moon! 👨‍🚀👩‍🚀
Learn about them: https://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/canadian/active/

https://twitter.com/csa_asc/status/1639605551108702209

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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #54 on: 03/28/2023 10:21 pm »

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Don't miss it! NASA and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) will announce during an event at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 3, from NASA Johnson Space Center’s Ellington Field in Houston, the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon. Traveling aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft during Artemis II, the mission is the first crewed flight test on the agency’s path to establishing a long-term scientific and human presence on the lunar surface.

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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #55 on: 04/03/2023 03:48 pm »
The *major* update of the crew selection reveal is being covered in the *discussion* thread, for no real reason other than the fact this very thread should have been in the "Missions to the Moon" section for a while already. Not sure why feet are being dragged over this, when basically all other crewed or uncrewed missions are in their respective sections since basically the thread is created - unless of course only one pertinent section exists. A point could be made for Artemis I as it was a maiden test flight, and it had more to do with the SLS vehicle than with the actual mission (debatable, but ok)... for this one it just hasn't made sense since the beginning though.

I've reported this post to mods, hopefully a split-merge can be effected for the crew reveal update posts in the Discussion thread, along with moving this Updates thread.
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #56 on: 04/03/2023 04:48 pm »
The *major* update of the crew selection reveal is being covered in the *discussion* thread, for no real reason other than the fact this very thread should have been in the "Missions to the Moon" section for a while already. Not sure why feet are being dragged over this, when basically all other crewed or uncrewed missions are in their respective sections since basically the thread is created - unless of course only one pertinent section exists. A point could be made for Artemis I as it was a maiden test flight, and it had more to do with the SLS vehicle than with the actual mission (debatable, but ok)... for this one it just hasn't made sense since the beginning though.

I've reported this post to mods, hopefully a split-merge can be effected for the crew reveal update posts in the Discussion thread, along with moving this Updates thread.

I think this thread is specifically for hardware updates for the SLS for Artemis 2. There are similar threads for A3 and A4.
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The *major* update of the crew selection reveal is being covered in the *discussion* thread, for no real reason other than the fact this very thread should have been in the "Missions to the Moon" section for a while already. Not sure why feet are being dragged over this, when basically all other crewed or uncrewed missions are in their respective sections since basically the thread is created - unless of course only one pertinent section exists. A point could be made for Artemis I as it was a maiden test flight, and it had more to do with the SLS vehicle than with the actual mission (debatable, but ok)... for this one it just hasn't made sense since the beginning though.
I've reported this post to mods, hopefully a split-merge can be effected for the crew reveal update posts in the Discussion thread, along with moving this Updates thread.
I think this thread is specifically for hardware updates for the SLS for Artemis 2. There are similar threads for A3 and A4.

Nah, Core Stage updates thread is right here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=56816.0
Orion's update threadS are in the next section: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43770.50 (CM) https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46423.25 (ESM)
Besides, this thread's title is precisely the same as the Discussion thread's, which has been in the Missions to the Moon section since the Artemis I threads were -begrudgingly, for some reason- moved over there post-WDR.


EDIT: It was actually me that created the thread in the first place, so I would hope my intention then aligns with what I aimed for back then ;D
« Last Edit: 04/03/2023 05:28 pm by eeergo »
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #58 on: 04/03/2023 07:12 pm »
Testing of the solar array wings for the Artemis II European Service Module (Video)
https://images.nasa.gov/details/KSC-20230317-MH-GEB01-0001-Artemis_II_Solor_Panel_Deploy_Testing-3325704
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Re: Artemis II (EM-2) UPDATE thread - May 2024
« Reply #59 on: 04/03/2023 07:20 pm »
The date in the thread title should be updated to Nov 2024.

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