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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #243 on: 11/14/2018 06:32 am »
November 13, 2018
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NASA to Broadcast Administrator’s Welcome for Orion’s European Powerhouse

NASA is hosting an event at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16, to celebrate the arrival of the European Service Module for the agency’s Orion spacecraft. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will preside over the event, which will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Provided by ESA (European Space Agency) and built by ESA contractor Airbus Space, the service module will provide power, air and water to the Orion spacecraft on missions to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond.

Speaking at the event are:

•Janet Petro, deputy director of Kennedy
•Bill Hill, deputy associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development
•Sue Motil, Orion European Service Module integration manager at NASA’s Glenn Research Center
•Mark Kirasich, Orion Program manager at the agency’s Johnson Space Center
•Phillippe Deloo, European Service Module program manager at ESA
•Jan Wörner, ESA director general


The service module departed Bremen, Germany, Monday, Nov. 5, and arrived at Kennedy the following day. A team at Kennedy will perform final outfitting, integration and testing of the service and crew modules, and other elements of Orion, in preparation for its first mission, an uncrewed test flight.

Find more information about Orion at:

https://www.nasa.gov/orion

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #244 on: 11/16/2018 07:33 am »
« Last Edit: 11/16/2018 07:34 am by eeergo »
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #245 on: 11/16/2018 02:03 pm »
"Powering Exploration Mission-1" Welcoming ceremony for Orion’s European Service Module.

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #246 on: 11/16/2018 02:08 pm »
Panel:
- Bill Hill, deputy associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development
- Sue Motil, Orion European Service Module integration manager at Glenn Research Center
- Mark Kirasich, Orion Program manager at Johnson Space Center-
- Phillippe Deloo, European Service Module program manager at ESA
- Jan Wörner, ESA director general
(NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine not here for weather reason)
« Last Edit: 11/16/2018 02:11 pm by centaurinasa »

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #247 on: 11/17/2018 06:06 am »
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #248 on: 11/20/2018 11:31 pm »
Orion Launch Abort System Jettison Motor hot fire test

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Published on Nov 20, 2018

A successful hot fire test of the Orion Launch Abort System Jettison Motor was conducted at Redstone Test Facility.

Video was deleted, go to this post for an updated view: 
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34696.msg1881210#msg1881210
« Last Edit: 11/28/2018 01:22 am by catdlr »
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #249 on: 11/21/2018 04:41 am »
Tech Talk: Orion Progress Towards Exploration Mission 1


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Published on Nov 20, 2018

Human spaceflight, some consider the ultimate test. There is only one chance to do it right, no room for error. To prepare for this challenge, we expose the system to the same environments as they would be exposed to in flight. This approach of ‘Test Like You Fly’ is critical to the safety and success of Orion. Come to learn about Orion and the testing campaign to prove out the safest system for human spaceflight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScMJnJiHzZs?t=001

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #250 on: 11/21/2018 04:59 am »
Orion Launch Abort System Jettison Motor hot fire test

NASA Langley Research Center
Published on Nov 20, 2018

A successful hot fire test of the Orion Launch Abort System Jettison Motor was conducted at Redstone Test Facility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbfn8mH6sLY?t=001



Warning for headphone users, it's super loud.

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #251 on: 11/21/2018 06:37 pm »
Awesome feature on the post-ESM arrival and Orion flow to come, so will give this a standalone thread:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1065328278343426049

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #252 on: 11/22/2018 02:28 pm »
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #253 on: 11/23/2018 06:01 am »
For a moment there, I thought Doctor Who was paying a visit. :-)
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #254 on: 11/30/2018 11:16 am »

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #256 on: 12/18/2018 02:56 am »
NASA's Space Environments Complex Supports Orion Program

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Published on Dec 17, 2018

NASA’s Plum Brook Station (PBS) in Sandusky, Ohio is critical to the success of future human exploration missions to the Moon and beyond. Its Space Environments Complex has performed multiple tests for NASA’s Orion Program, including an upcoming test of the integrated Exploration Mission-1 spacecraft. The facility has also performed acoustic tests on the Orion Ascent Abort-2 test crew capsule (summer 2018) and several different tests on the European Service Module Test Article (Nov. 2015 – March 2017).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LWNR_LHxVg?t=001



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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #257 on: 12/19/2018 02:48 pm »
Airbus Space Twitter post

Successful OMS-Engine test for the European Service Module at NASA test facility in White Sands.
Propulsion subsystem of @NASA_Orion must first be tested and qualified on Earth before being used in space.
Congrats to the combined team of ESA, NASA, Lockheed Martin & Airbus.

Trying to determine the date of this test? Anyone know?



https://twitter.com/AirbusSpace/status/1074650413150953472

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Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #258 on: 12/19/2018 05:59 pm »
A New Round of Propulsion Tests for Orion
Posted on 18 Dec 2018 by julien

Earlier this month the same type of engine that will power Orion’s first mission around the Moon was fired up again and put to further tests at NASA’s White Sands facility in New Mexico, USA with the Propulsion Qualification Model, a replica of the flight model’s propulsion subsystem.

The propulsion subsystems  must be tested and qualified on Earth before it is considered fit to fly. Its main engine, the so-called OMS-E, is a refurbishment from the Shuttle programme that last flew in 2011. The video shows the engine being put through its paces in vacuum to ensure it works without atmosphere and the interaction with the rest of the subsystem is as predicted. The engine tested is not the engine that will fly to space on Exploration Mission-1, that engine is already at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center ready to integrate with the European Service Module.

Three more firings were done on 4 and 5 December for so-called delta-qualifications. As the engine was designed and used for the Space Shuttle, engineers must ensure that the engine will work as needed on the Orion spacecraft that has different requirements and is being launched on a different rocket.

The focus on these firing tests is the interaction between the engines and the propulsion subsystem as well as the performance of the pressurisation function. The propellant for the Qualification Model is provided by four 2000-liter tanks with 1-cm thick walls containing mixed oxides of nitrogen (MON) as oxidiser and monomethyl hydrazine (MMH) as fuel. The tanks will hold the propellant at a pressure of 25 bar with a total capacity of nine tonnes. The pressurisation system features high-pressure Helium tanks to push propellant into the engines.

The Propulsion Qualification Model (PQM) is a replica of the propulsion subsystem and is crucial for ensuring that all engines and thrusters fire safely and accurately to get the spacecraft where it needs to go. The OSM-E engine is one of 21 engines divided into three classes on the PQM: the primary Orbital Maneuvering System Engine (OMS-E), eight secondary auxiliary thrusters, and 12 reaction control system (RCS) thrusters. The Orion spacecraft will have 33 engines in total, double the amount of RCS thrusters than are included in the PQM.

The test team consists of around thirty people from Airbus, ESA, Lockheed Martin and NASA.

http://blogs.esa.int/orion/2018/12/18/a-new-round-of-propulsion-tests-for-orion/

December 5, 2018 test:

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