The NASA and Jacobs engineers staffing the Integration Console will be literally and figuratively in the center of the final discussions to clear the Orion/Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle for its inaugural Artemis 1 launch. Sitting in the middle of the main Firing Room at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Launch Project Engineers will work with teams sitting around them and others around the country during the final countdown to help decide when the spacecraft and launcher are ready to fly for the first time.
While the Ground Launch Sequencer (GLS) team oversees the new computer system managing the final countdown, the project engineers from EGS and prime test and operations support contractor Jacobs will discuss and troubleshoot any unexpected behavior of the new launch vehicle and upgraded spacecraft. The Integration Console engineers are also supervising revisions to the baselined countdown procedures and launch commit criteria as EGS prepares to receive the final Artemis 1 vehicle hardware and begin integration for launch.
Integration Console in the middle of the firing room and countdown discussion
Much of NASA’s infrastructure in Launch Complex 39 at KSC was modified to support SLS and Orion launch activities, and the Launch ...