First weld is complete on the Orion crew module that will carry astronauts beyond the moon.
[email protected] technicians complete the first cone weld on the Orion crew module which will carry @NASA_Astronauts beyond the moon.
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.
European Service Module-2 wiring at the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, September 2018.The structure is complete and over 11 km of cables are being meticulously placed in preparation for the computers and equipment that will keep astronauts alive and well for the second Orion mission called Exploration Mission-2.Up to four astronauts will fly Orion to 70 000 km beyond the Moon before completing a lunar flyby and returning to Earth. The mission can take a minimum of 8 days and will collect valuable flight test data.
NASA KennedyKSC-20190917-PH_FWM01_0067The Orion pressure vessel for NASA’s Artemis ll mission is in view in a processing stand inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay on Sept. 17, 2019. Orion is being prepared for the first crewed test flight atop the agency’s Space Launch System rocket. Artemis ll will lift off from Launch Complex 39B. The mission will confirm all of the spacecraft’s systems operate as designed in the actual environment of deep space with astronauts aboard. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux
Assembly and processing work is continuing on the Artemis II Orion spacecraft at Kennedy.