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Today’s Deep Space Extra

26 Aug 2020, 13:30 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and its commercial partners deal with tropical storm impacts on Space Launch System (SLS) development and International Space Station (ISS) Mission Control requirements.
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NASA hopeful SLS Green Run test remains on scheduleCoalition Member in the News – DyneticsSpaceNews.com (8/25): Despite a halt on work at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, agency officials are hopeful of keeping a ground based full duration firing of the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage on schedule for the end of 2020. The work was suspended as two tropical storms, first Marco and then this week Laura, took aim at the Gulf Coast. “I’m still hopeful we’ll do a wet dress in September,” Kathy Leuders, NASA’s associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, told an August 25 online presentation before the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Propulsion and Energy conference. “If we get through wet dress in September, we’re in a good spot to be able to do our hot fire by the end of October.” The Stennis based tests are to keep the first uncrewed test flight of the SLS and an Orion Crew Capsule on course for late 2021. Other challenges faced by ...

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