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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #101 on: 04/30/2021 02:49 pm »
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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #102 on: 04/30/2021 06:01 pm »
More NASA shots

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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #103 on: 05/04/2021 12:27 am »
@NASAGroundSys says: "...biggest rocket NASA has ever built..." Really? :)
Can't wait to see the complete stack emerge.  Hopefully the KSC bus tours will be running that day.
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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #106 on: 05/10/2021 08:36 pm »
Couple more NASA photos, taken May 5th

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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #107 on: 05/14/2021 12:17 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasagroundsys/status/1392876181872156675

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More photos from the processing of the @NASA_SLS core stage for @NASAArtemis I in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at @NASAKennedy ahead of integrating the rocket stage with the solid rocket boosters, @NASA_Orion, and additional flight hardware.

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"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #111 on: 06/07/2021 05:48 pm »
B-roll footage of the Core Stage and SRBs in the Vehicle Assembly Building ahead of the mating:

https://images.nasa.gov/details-KSC-20210604-MH-GEB01-0001-Artemis_1_Core_Stage_SRB_Bay_3-3277867
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #112 on: 06/07/2021 07:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasakennedy/status/1401965314850578432

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Picture this: the massive @NASA_SLS core stage placed in between these two solid rocket boosters 🤯

Final preparations are currently underway to lift, place and secure the core stage on the mobile launcher inside of the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building – stay tuned!

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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #113 on: 06/07/2021 08:06 pm »
Couple more photos from NASA Kennedy flickr

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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #114 on: 06/09/2021 08:40 am »
https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1402361173908013057

Rolled across the aisle, lift should be imminent!

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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #115 on: 06/10/2021 03:54 pm »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/51238957689/

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KSC-20210609-PH-FMX01_0007

An overhead view shows the fully stacked twin solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on top of the mobile launcher inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 9, 2021. Teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and contractor Jacobs are making final preparations to integrate the boosters with the SLS core stage, which arrived at Kennedy in April 2020. Manufactured by Northrop Grumman in Utah, the twin boosters provide more than 75 percent of the total SLS thrust at launch. When integrated, the 212-foot, 188,000-pound core stage and twin boosters will provide more than 8.8 million pounds of thrust to launch Artemis I. The first in an increasingly complex series of missions, Artemis I will test SLS and the Orion spacecraft as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights in which NASA will land the first woman and person of color on the Moon. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux

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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #116 on: 06/10/2021 05:28 pm »
twitter.com/nasakennedy/status/1403032680657309697

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Coming Soon ➡️ @NASA_SLS Core Stage

Teams are continuing final preparations to lift, place & secure the Space Launch System core stage on the mobile launcher. When integrated, the core stage & twin boosters will provide more than 8.8 million lbs of thrust to launch #Artemis I.

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1403036078962089995

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#WenLift

There's been a slight delay in the flow to stacking, but only by days. In SLS's timeline, that's hardly a tickle per the overall schedule.

twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1403037007912316928

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This was supposed to happen Saturday?

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1403037437111177217

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Last Sunday, per the latest schedule we saw.
« Last Edit: 06/10/2021 05:30 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #118 on: 06/11/2021 12:30 pm »
Sounds like breakover ops to vertical are occurring, or have just taken place. Waiting for pics:

https://twitter.com/NASAGroundSys/status/1403306295550152704
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Re: Artemis-1 KSC processing updates
« Reply #119 on: 06/11/2021 06:22 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasagroundsys/status/1403416803003490307

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#Artemis I @NASA_SLS rocket core stage lift operations photos in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at @NASAKennedy.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nasakennedy/status/1403417057375494149
« Last Edit: 06/11/2021 06:45 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

 

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