Testing completed on Orion service module 14 December 2016
Testing completed on Orion service module 14 December 2016 On Monday ESA handed over ownership of the Orion European Service Module test article to NASA at the agency’s Plum Brook facility – marking the end of individual testing for the structure. The module sits directly below Orion’s crew capsule and provi...
ESA to supply Service Module for first crewed Orion mission 07 December 2016
ESA to supply Service Module for first crewed Orion mission 07 December 2016 ESA and NASA are extending their collaboration in human space exploration following confirmation that Europe will supply a second Service Module to support the first crewed mission of the Orion spacecraft.
Critical design milestone for Orion’s European service module27 June 2016 ESA and NASA completed the Orion spacecraft European Service Module Critical Design Review on 16 June. The European Service Module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon in late 2018. With the Critical Design Review finished, building and...
Orion test sets stage for ESA service module 05 December 2014
Orion test sets stage for ESA service module 05 December 2014 Today’s flight and splashdown of NASA’s first Orion spacecraft paves the way for future human exploration beyond low orbit powered by ESA’s European Service Module.
European Orion milestone leads to detailed design23 May 2014 ESA is a step closer to building the future of human spaceflight and exploration in Europe by completing the preliminary design review of Europe’s Service Module for NASA’s Orion vehicle to send astronauts beyond low orbit.