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Today’s Deep Space Extra

12 Nov 2021, 14:15 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and Jacobs begin Artemis I pre-launch testing and checkout push. Nanoracks names new CEO.

Human Space ExplorationEGS, Jacobs begin Artemis 1 pre-launch testing and checkout pushCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Jacobs, Lockheed MartinNASAspaceflight.com (11/11): NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) program and prime launch processing contractor Jacobs started the final stretch of integrated testing and checkout (ITCO) in early November and are aiming to complete the remaining work in the VAB to enable the first trip to the pad around the end of the year. The upcoming stretch of tests conducted between the launch control center and the VAB at Launch Complex 39 will verify all the connections between the vehicle and ground systems, followed by final functional checks of spacecraft and rocket machinery. After final closeouts, the integrated Artemis I vehicle will be rolled to Pad 39B for the first time for its last big pre-launch test, the Wet Dress Rehearsal.
Crew-3 arrives at ISSSpaceNews.com (11/11): The Crew-3 Endurance Dragon successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday at 6:32 p.m. EST, delivering NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron and European Space ...

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