Tag Archives: European Service Module

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Auxiliary Engines for Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft; Eileen Drake, Mike Hawes Comment

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted hot-fire acceptance tests on eight auxiliary engines to be used on the inaugural flight of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System next year. The company said Wednesday it oversees the development of auxiliary engines for the European Space Agency’s European Service Module that will provide air and water, temperature control, …

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Thales-Finmeccanica JV to Build Orion Service Module’s Thermomechanical Platforms

A joint venture of Thales Group and Finmeccanica has secured a potential $103 million contract from Airbus to build thermomechanical platforms for the Orion spacecraft’s European Service Module. Thales Alenia Space will supply thermal control, consumable storage components, micrometeoroid and structure protection systems for the space capsule’s ESM, Thales Group said Thursday. ESM will …

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Lockheed Completes Orion Crew Module, Adapter Mockup

Lockheed Martin has finished the construction of an Orion crew module and crew module adapter mockup at the company’s Littleton, Colorado-based facility. Engineers at the Orion test laboratory will next configure the mockup with harnessing, electrical power, sensors, avionics and flight software, Lockheed said Wednesday. The crew module and adapter mockup …

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