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Hot Fire! Orion’s Service Module Completes Critical Propulsion Test

6 Aug 2019, 12:03 UTC
Hot Fire! Orion’s Service Module Completes Critical Propulsion Test NASA

NASA is building a system to send astronauts to the Moon for Artemis missions, and that includes tests to make sure the Orion spacecraft is prepared to safely carry crew on an alternate mission profile in the face of unexpected problems. That capability was most recently demonstrated with a successful, continuous 12-minute firing of Orion's propulsion system that simulated a possible alternate mission scenario.

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