Posted on 5 Mar 2019 by Nadjejda
The radiation factor
Orion’s first mission around the Moon will conduct radiation science onboard. The Matroshka AstroRad Radiation Experiment (MARE) has reserved two passenger seats on Exploration Mission-1 for Helga and Zohar, two ‘phantoms’ that will record radiation doses during...
Posted on 7 Feb 2019 by Nadjejda
Radiation science for Orion
Cosmic radiation is considered to be the main health hazard for humans traveling to the Moon and beyond. Away from Earth’s magnetic field and into interplanetary space, the impact on the human body could be up to...
Posted on 25 Jan 2019 by Nadjejda
A 2019 lunar agenda for Orion
The year 2019 comes packed with new beginnings and final tests for the European Service Module, which will power and propel NASA’s Orion spacecraft that is expected to be fully assembled by June. The second half of...
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Nadjejda
European Service Module welds complete
Before the New Year at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, the final welds were finished that connect the European Service Module to the Crew Module Adapter. The two units are now one and form the...
Posted on 30 Nov 2018 by Nadjejda
The first European Service Module and Orion’s crew module adapter will never be apart again. After weeks of intense work, including extended shifts over the weekend, the two spacecraft components are now united for their journey to...
Posted on 8 Nov 2018 by Nadjejda
Orion media kit
Download this media kit to learn more about Orion, the journey to the Moon and the European elements in it. Navigate between pages from the contents page or with the arrows at the bottom of each page....
Posted on 26 Oct 2018 by Nadjejda
Hot-firing the engines
Controlled but still explosive firing tests of Orion’s propulsion system are taking place at NASA’s White Test Sands Facility in New Mexico, USA. Recent footage shows the mighty thrust of the spacecraft’s main engine, which provides enough...
Posted on 24 Oct 2018 by Nadjejda
From components to shipping
Take a sneak peek at the elements that make up the European service module that will provide power, water, air and electricity to NASA’s Orion Moon module. Made in Europe, the service module is integrated in Bremen, Germany,...