Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















SPACE TRAVEL
Orion Test Hardware in Position for Solar Array Test
by Staff Writers
Sandusky OH (SPX) Feb 25, 2016


Image courtesy NASA and Christopher J. Lynch (Alcyon Technical Services). For a larger version of this image please go here.

Engineers and technicians at NASA Glenn's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, are preparing for the first major test in the campaign to verify the structural integrity of Orion's service module for Exploration Mission-1, the spacecraft's first flight atop the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

Orion's service module, which will power and propel the vehicle and supply it with air and water, is being provided by ESA and built by Airbus Defence and Space. The solar array wing deployment test will verify that the qualification model wing unfurls as expected.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, an international team of engineers and technicians lifted and tilted the service module test article - which includes structural representations of the service module, crew module adapter, and spacecraft adapter - to a 90 degree angle to position it for the deployment test of one of Orion's four solar arrays.

The next step in preparation for the test is attaching the solar array before the Feb. 29 deployment test. This is the first in a series of crucial tests to verify the service module's structural integrity and ability to withstand the dynamic launch environment atop the SLS rocket.

.


Related Links
Orion
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
SPACE TRAVEL
Orion Simulations Help Engineers Evaluate Mission Operations for Crew
Huntsville AL (SPX) Feb 23, 2016
When the first astronauts travel to deep space in Orion, they'll know their mission is solidly built on years of hard work by engineers on the ground. While manufacturing and assembly work continues on the Orion spacecraft for its first uncrewed mission atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in 2018, currently known as Exploration Mission-1, a multi-NASA center team also has been busy develop ... read more


SPACE TRAVEL
NASA releases strange 'music' heard by 1969 astronauts

NASA chooses ASU to design and operate special satellite

Chinese scientists invent leak detection system for moon exploration

Aldrin recounts successes and challenges of historic space journey

SPACE TRAVEL
Jarosite in the Noctis Labyrinthus Region of Mars

Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli are joined

Footprints of a martian flood

Russia plans return to Mars, Moon despite money woes

SPACE TRAVEL
NASA Space Program Now Requires Russian Language

Alpha Centauri: Our First Target for Interstellar Probes

Tourists could soon benefit from direct flights to Baikonur Space Center

Orion Simulations Help Engineers Evaluate Mission Operations for Crew

SPACE TRAVEL
China's moon lander Chang'e-3 enters 28th lunar day

Staying Alive on Tiangong 2

China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket

Last Launch for Long March 2F/G

SPACE TRAVEL
Orbital ATK Completes OA-4 Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS for NASA

Scott Kelly returns to earth, but science for NASA's journey to Mars continues

Send your computer code into space with astronaut Tim Peake

Black Mold Found in Cargo Prepared for ISS, Resupply Mission Delayed

SPACE TRAVEL
SpaceX warns of failure in Wednesday's rocket landing

Launcher and satellite preparations continue for Ariane 5's mission with EUTELSAT 65 West A

SpaceX postpones rocket launch until Thursday

Russian rocket engines ban could leave US space program in limbo

SPACE TRAVEL
Imaging technique may help discover Earth-like planets

Longest-Lasting Stellar Eclipse Discovered

Astronomers take images of an exoplanet changing over time

First detection of super-earth atmosphere

SPACE TRAVEL
Real or virtual - can we tell the difference

Study shows dried plums provide protection from bone loss due to radiation

Russian Space Intelligence Center to Receive New Radars

Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News








The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.