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EGS, Jacobs begin vehicle integration for Artemis 1 launch

27 Nov 2020, 17:24 UTC
EGS, Jacobs begin vehicle integration for Artemis 1 launch
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NASA Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) and prime test and operations contractor (TOSC) Jacobs started assembling the Artemis 1 vehicle on its Mobile Launcher this week in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Placement of the two aft assemblies of the Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters (SRB) on Mobile Launcher-1 (ML-1) in VAB High Bay 3 begins the stacking process for the boosters and overall vehicle.

The left aft booster assembly was rolled from the Rotation Processing and Surge Facility (RPSF) into VAB High Bay 4 on November 19; after a lifting fixture and crane were attached, the assembly was lifted up a couple of days later towards the ceiling of the VAB and then across the transfer aisle from High Bay 4 to High Bay 3 where the first Orion/SLS vehicle will be put together on ML-1. The aft booster assembly was then lowered down, and the aft skirt was placed on one set of four vehicle support posts.
After the crane and fixture were disconnected, they were flown back to High Bay 4 to repeat the process on the right aft booster assembly. With the two aft booster assemblies stacked ...

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