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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #42 on: 06/11/2022 12:00 am »

Engineers Power Up Crew Module for First Artemis Mission with Astronauts

The Orion crew module for Artemis II was powered on for the first time May 27 inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This capsule will carry astronauts on a trip around the Moon during the first crewed Artemis mission and helps set the stage for future lunar landing missions through Artemis.


With initial power-on complete, the crew module will undergo a three-part test over several months which includes applying power to each of the eight power and data units that help provide communication between Orion’s flight computers to its components. In addition, teams will begin installing the forward bay cover, which protect the top part of the crew module as the capsule blazes back through Earth’s atmosphere at speeds of up to 25,000 mph at the end of its mission


With Artemis, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon and establish long-term exploration in preparation for missions to Mars. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion, along with the commercial human landing system and the Gateway that will orbit the Moon, are NASA’s backbone for deep space exploration.


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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #43 on: 06/11/2022 03:08 am »
Belated cross-post; high-resolution photos attached to source post:
Artemis II Service Module in O&C Highbay Clean Room

The 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.
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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #44 on: 10/24/2022 12:41 pm »
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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.

https://twitter.com/NASA_SLS/status/1584213059220172801?cxt=HHwWgsDTtcjYoPwrAAAA
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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #45 on: 10/26/2022 10:31 am »
Isn't this the heat shield of Artemis III which has just been delivered to KSC ?  :o

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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #46 on: 10/27/2022 12:59 pm »
Isn't this the heat shield of Artemis III which has just been delivered to KSC ?  :o
I don't believe so, unless NASA SLS mixed up the photos.  The Artemis-3(Orion s/n-004) heat shield, which arrived at KSC on Oct 18 from LM's Waterton Colorado facility, still needs 180 ablative Avcoat blocks "attached" to it, then be installed onto the the Crew Module.
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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #47 on: 01/10/2023 09:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasa_orion/status/1612941865057140736

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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.

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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #48 on: 01/25/2023 05:29 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasa_orion/status/1618311384323743746

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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.

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/progress-continues-on-orion-s-service-module-for-artemis-ii

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Re: EM-2/Artemis 2 Orion Construction and Processing Updates
« Reply #49 on: 01/25/2023 10:28 pm »
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