In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage will soon join the Artemis I SLS rocket core stage, boosters, and Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter. Astronauts just ventured outside the International Space Station for their third spacewalk in nine days to increase the lab’s power generation.
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LVSA added to Artemis-1 stack, as SLS big build continuesCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Northrop Grumman, United Launch Alliance AmericaSpace.com (6/23): Assembly of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for NASA’s Artemis I mission to send an unpiloted Orion capsule on a test flight around the Moon is progressing. The Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) was placed atop the SLS core stage this week in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Installation of the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) will follow next week. NASA is working toward the launch of Artemis I as soon as November.
Spacewalk to wrap up second solar array installation at Space StationCBS News (6/24): Astronauts Shane Kimbrough, of NASA, and Thomas Pesquet, of the European Space Agency (ESA), prepared early Friday for their third spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) in nine days. They plan ...