Author Archives: 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...

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...

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...

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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...

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Together forever

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...

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....

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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...

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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,...