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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #221 on: 10/26/2018 02:50 PM »

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #222 on: 10/27/2018 12:21 PM »
European Service Module ready for shipment to the US

After years of planning, development, building and integration, the European Service module that will power the Orion spacecraft on its journey into lunar space is ready to be shipped. In November the fully integrated, tested, and sealed European workhorse will leave Bremen on an Antonov cargo plane for Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA where it will be integrated with the rest of the Orion spacecraft.

ESA’s European service module will provide power, water, air and electricity to NASA’s Orion exploration spacecraft that will eventually fly beyond the Moon with astronauts. The European Service Module is now complete for Orion’s first mission that will do a lunar flyby without astronauts to demonstrate the spacecraft’s capabilities.

Orion’s solar wings will be shipped separately, also from Bremen. In the USA the module will be stacked together with NASA’s Crew Module Adaptor and Crew Module, the first time the complete spacecraft will be on display.

More tests await the Orion spacecraft at NASA’s Plum Brook facility where it will be put in the world’s largest vacuum chamber to simulate spaceflight as well as being subjected to acoustic tests to simulate the intense vibrations Orion will endure when launched on the world’s largest rocket, NASA’s Space Launch Systems.

This is a proud moment for Europe. For the first time, NASA will use a European-built system as a critical element to power an American spacecraft, extending the international cooperation of the International Space Station into deep space.

Work is already under way on the second European Service Module. 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.

Keep up to date with the European Service Module space adventure via the blog: blogs.esa.int/orion/

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #223 on: 10/28/2018 09:49 AM »
Has the Antonov the range to go from Bremen to KSC or will it stop somewhere on the way like Ireland ?


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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #225 on: 10/31/2018 02:21 PM »
SM-1 will be officially hand over to NASA on November 2nd and on November 5th it will be flown to KSC


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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #226 on: 10/31/2018 02:26 PM »
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #229 on: 11/02/2018 08:28 AM »
European Service Module

Technicians at the Airbus facility in Bremen, Germany prepare the European Service Module for shipment to Kennedy Space Center. The service module will depart Germany on November 5, 2018 and will arrive in the U.S. on November 6.

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #231 on: 11/05/2018 07:48 AM »
Antonov is in Hamburg. Is that because Bremen was too short for take off fully fueled ?
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #233 on: 11/05/2018 09:11 AM »
Antonov has left Hamburg...

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #235 on: 11/05/2018 01:19 PM »
Heading to Portsmouth, NH.

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #236 on: 11/05/2018 05:58 PM »
Arrived in Portsmouth, NH. The European Service Module is in the US.
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #237 on: 11/06/2018 12:36 PM »
Left Portsmouth, on its way to KSC

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #238 on: 11/06/2018 03:11 PM »
About to land at KSC

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #239 on: 11/06/2018 03:41 PM »
And the first ESM has arrived at KSC:
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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