Artemis II Service Module in O&C Highbay Clean RoomThe European-built Service Module (ESM) for NASA’s Artemis II mission is on a work stand inside a clean room inside the high bay of the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 12, 2022. Teams from NASA, Lockheed Martin, the European Space Agency and Airbus will prepare the service module to be integrated with the Orion crew module adapter and crew module, already housed in the facility. The powerhouse that will fuel and propel Orion in space, the ESM for Artemis II will be the first Artemis mission flying crew aboard Orion.
Progress for #Artemis II is taking place at @NASAKennedy! Engineers are outfitting the @NASA_Orion crew and services modules for the first @NASAArtemis mission that will carry astronauts around the Moon.
Isn't this the heat shield of Artemis III which has just been delivered to KSC ?
Inside the Multi-Payload Processing Facility at @NASAKennedy, technicians start to remove components from the #Artemis I spacecraft, including avionics boxes and a crew seat that will be inspected and reused on Artemis II.
Pushing Orion's first crew to the Moon! Technicians at @NASAKennedy install the engine nozzle on the service module that will propel Orion on #Artemis II.
It's about to get loud for this service module!Before powering astronauts' trip around the Moon on the #Artemis II mission, engineers test Orion’s service module at @NASAKennedy by blasting it with acoustic levels up to 140 decibels – louder than a rock concert 🤘