Author Topic: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates  (Read 106029 times)

Offline eeergo

Re: Orion Service Module
« Reply #200 on: 09/10/2018 04:00 PM »
The EM-1 ESM is receiving its finishing touches:


https://twitter.com/esaspaceflight/status/1039168548235558912


Quote from: @ESAOperations
In @AirbusSpace, Bremen, 🇩🇪 the last radiator is being installed on @NASA_Orion's European Service Module, marking the completion of the module integration.
« Last Edit: 09/10/2018 04:01 PM by eeergo »
-DaviD-

Offline hektor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1366
  • Liked: 64
  • Likes Given: 3
Re: Orion Service Module
« Reply #201 on: 09/13/2018 06:01 PM »
So now what?

Offline _INTER_

  • Member
  • Posts: 24
  • Liked: 2
  • Likes Given: 7
Re: Orion Service Module
« Reply #202 on: 09/13/2018 07:03 PM »


« Last Edit: 09/13/2018 07:09 PM by _INTER_ »

Offline russianhalo117

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4753
  • AR USA / Berlin, DE / Moscow, RF
  • Liked: 1218
  • Likes Given: 598
Re: Orion Service Module
« Reply #203 on: 09/13/2018 07:21 PM »
So now what?
Next major step in the big general picture is:
MLI blankets and MMOD panels followed by solar array wing and antennas integration (Similar but with differences to ATV).
Later:
Testing and then if the forward and aft adaptors are installed they can encapsulate the SM because fuelling and gasses and water is via the bottom. Then Orion Mate and full encapsulation.
« Last Edit: 09/13/2018 07:49 PM by russianhalo117 »

Online redliox

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1943
  • Arizona USA
  • Liked: 388
  • Likes Given: 64
Re: Orion Service Module
« Reply #204 on: 09/13/2018 09:52 PM »
So now what?
Next major step in the big general picture is:
MLI blankets and MMOD panels followed by solar array wing and antennas integration (Similar but with differences to ATV).
Later:
Testing and then if the forward and aft adaptors are installed they can encapsulate the SM because fuelling and gasses and water is via the bottom. Then Orion Mate and full encapsulation.

I'm glad for the progress.  Hopefully between EM-1 and EM-2 both NASA and ESA will figure out how to streamline the process a little, especially since the big point for EM-1 is to test fly Orion/SLS.
"Let the trails lead where they may, I will follow."
-Tigatron

Offline woods170

  • IRAS fan
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8586
  • IRAS fan
  • The Netherlands
  • Liked: 5177
  • Likes Given: 1668
Re: Orion Service Module
« Reply #205 on: 09/14/2018 06:18 AM »
So now what?
Next major step in the big general picture is:
MLI blankets and MMOD panels followed by solar array wing and antennas integration (Similar but with differences to ATV).
Later:
Testing and then if the forward and aft adaptors are installed they can encapsulate the SM because fuelling and gasses and water is via the bottom. Then Orion Mate and full encapsulation.

You forgot several major steps that will happen first:
1. Ship the integrated module to the USA
2. Undo a good number of integration steps (basically: take the ESM partially apart again)
3. Make several modifications requested by NASA
4. Test modded systems and do more tests.
5. Re-integrate the ESM

Then comes your list.

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #206 on: 09/22/2018 12:26 PM »
View from below: Orion European Service Module-1

Technicians work underneath the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft, September 2018.

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 fly-by without astronauts to demonstrate the spacecraft’s capabilities.

Much like closing the bonnet on a car, with the radiators in place technicians can no longer access the internals of the European service module, symbolically ending the assembly and integration of the module that will fly further into our Solar System than any other human-rated spacecraft has ever flown before.

 
Credits: ESA–A. Conigli
« Last Edit: 09/22/2018 12:28 PM by jacqmans »

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #207 on: 09/22/2018 12:27 PM »
Working on Orion European Service Module-1

Technicians working on the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion.

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 fly-by without astronauts to demonstrate the spacecraft’s capabilities.

Much like closing the bonnet on a car, with the radiators in place technicians can no longer access the internals of the European service module, symbolically ending the assembly and integration of the module that will fly further into our Solar System than any other human-rated spacecraft has ever flown before.

Credits: ESA–A. Conigli

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #208 on: 09/22/2018 12:28 PM »
Orion’s first Service Module integration complete

At the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, technicians installed the last radiator on the European Service
 
Credits: ESA–A. Conigli

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #209 on: 09/22/2018 12:29 PM »
Orion’s first Service Module integration complete

At the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, technicians installed the last radiator on the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft marking the module’s finished integration.

Credits: ESA–A. Conigli

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #210 on: 09/22/2018 01:45 PM »

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #211 on: 09/22/2018 01:46 PM »

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #212 on: 09/22/2018 01:48 PM »

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6650
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 6360
  • Likes Given: 1938


Offline hektor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1366
  • Liked: 64
  • Likes Given: 3
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #215 on: 10/19/2018 02:20 PM »
We are 10 days away from October 29. Any update ?

Offline woods170

  • IRAS fan
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8586
  • IRAS fan
  • The Netherlands
  • Liked: 5177
  • Likes Given: 1668
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #216 on: 10/20/2018 04:51 PM »
We are 10 days away from October 29. Any update ?

Slipped a few days until first week of November.

Offline gongora

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3872
  • US
  • Liked: 3249
  • Likes Given: 1897
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #217 on: 10/22/2018 10:30 PM »
Is this for the service module?

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17771
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3410
  • Likes Given: 196
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #218 on: 10/24/2018 12:09 PM »
October 23, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-155

Coming to America: Orion’s European Service Module Arrives for First Mission


NASA is inviting media to its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16, for an event marking the arrival from Bremen, Germany, of the European Service Module – the powerhouse that will supply NASA’s Orion spacecraft with electricity, propulsion, thermal control, air and water.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and ESA (European Space Agency) Director General Jan Wörner, as well as other senior leaders from NASA and ESA will discuss with media the international cooperation needed to send humans to the Moon and Mars. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Following remarks, media will have the opportunity to speak with subject matter experts and tour Kennedy facilities until approximately 12:30 p.m. to get a glimpse of the work underway to prepare for the first launch of Orion and NASA’s Space Launch System, including Exploration Ground Systems.

Applications for U.S. media credentialing must be received by Friday, Nov. 9. Foreign national media must apply by Wednesday, Oct. 31. To submit an accreditation request, visit:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov/

Media accreditation questions may be directed to Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468.

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. The European Service Module is a unique collaboration across space agencies and industry including ESA’s prime contractor, Airbus, and 10 European countries. The completion of service module work in Europe and shipment to Kennedy signifies a major milestone toward NASA’s human deep space exploration missions to the Moon and beyond.

At Kennedy, the service module will undergo integration with the Orion crew module, built by prime contractor Lockheed Martin, in preparation for Exploration Mission-1– a flight test farther into space than any human spacecraft has ventured.

For more information about Orion, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/orion
« Last Edit: 10/24/2018 12:31 PM by jacqmans »

Online ncb1397

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1128
  • Liked: 458
  • Likes Given: 3
Re: EM-1 Orion Service Module updates
« Reply #219 on: 10/24/2018 12:46 PM »
Latest video on state of the component:


Tags: