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Today’s Deep Space Extra

13 Apr 2021, 14:15 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The first Space Launch System core stage is undergoing preparations ahead of its trip from NASA’s Stennis Space Center to the Kennedy Space Center. Ingenuity won’t be flying this week.

Human Space ExplorationNASA SLS Green Run testing complete, Boeing readies Core Stage for tow to FloridaCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Jacobs, United Launch AllianceNASAspaceflight.com (4/12): NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and its four rocket engines have completed the post March 18 hot fire test and analysis phase. Preparations of the core stage hardware for its barge trek from NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida by the end of April are underway. At KSC, the core will be connected to its solid rocket boosters in mid-May. That will begin preparations for the launch of Artemis I, an unpiloted test flight of an Orion crew capsule launched aboard SLS on a multi-week trip around the Moon and back to Earth, perhaps by early November.
China preparing Tianzhou-2 cargo mission to follow upcoming space station launchSpaceNews.com (4/13): A long March 7 rocket arrived at the Wenchang spaceport to support the Tianzhou-2 supply ...

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