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Today’s Deep Space Extra

15 Oct 2021, 14:37 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The European-built service module for the Artemis II Orion spacecraft has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Lucy is set to launch tomorrow.

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Meet the Orion Service Module, the European-built brain of NASA’s new spacecraft for Moon tripsSpace.com (10/14): The European-built service module that will power the first crewed Artemis mission, arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida this week. The 13-ton service module consists of more than 20,000 components including the engines, electrical equipment, solar panels, fuel tanks and life support parts. Having completed its trans-Atlantic voyage, the European Service Module will be mated with the Orion Crew Module and undergo testing before the crewed launch of the Artemis II mission.

Space ScienceAtlas 5 rocket rolls out to launch pad with NASA’s Lucy asteroid probeCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Lockheed Martin, United Launch AllianceSpaceflightnow.com (10/14): Lucy, NASA’s first-ever mission to the Trojan asteroids, is set for launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, on Saturday at 5:34 a.m. EDT atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The mission probe will head to a collection of primitive asteroids that orbit ...

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