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Today’s Deep Space Extra

30 Sep 2021, 14:58 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… EGS, Jacobs completing first round of Artemis I pre-launch tests. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope experiences pandemic-related delays.

Human Space Exploration
EGS, Jacobs completing first round of Artemis 1 pre-launch integrated tests prior to Orion stackingCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Jacobs, Northrop GrummanNASASpaceflight.com (9/29): NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) and prime contractor Jacobs are working to complete the first round of Artemis I pre-launch testing before the end of September. At the moment, an Integrated Modal Test (IMT) is being completed to gather data on the vibrations the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will experience at launch and flight. Prior to the modal test, an Interface Verification Test (IVT) looked at the performance of the vehicle to ground interfaces, and an Umbilical Release and Retract Test (URRT) checked the ground release system for disconnecting Mobile Launcher (ML) umbilicals and service arms. After IMT is complete, EGS and Jacobs will prepare for the Artemis I Orion spacecraft and CubeSats to be stacked on top of the rocket in October.
China displays crewed Moon landing mission elementsSpaceNews.com (9/30): China is displaying spacecraft elements that could have its astronauts on the surface of ...

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