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Orion ESM - Test of the engine gimbal system Orion ESM - Test of the engine gimbal system
The European Service Module (ESM) for NASA'S spaceship Orion is currently being tested at Airbus Space systems in Bremen. The team is fully concentrating on the various tests that are ongoing. Just recently it was a set of tests of the Thrust Vector System (TVC).
Tank integration Tank integration
usy days in the cleanroom of Airbus and ArianeGroup in Bremen: What was long prepared now took place: integration of the propellant tank for the spaceship Orion, or to be precise, the integration in the European Service Module.
Orion ESM - Mission through deep space Orion ESM - Mission through deep space
Orion is NASA’s next spacecraft to send humans into space. It is designed to send astronauts further into space than ever before, beyond the Moon to asteroids and even Mars.
Orion ESM Solar Array Deployment Test Orion ESM Solar Array Deployment Test
Airbus Defence and Space has developed and delivered the qualification model of the solar array for the European Service Module (ESM) of the Orion crewed spacecraft.
Orion ESM - Service module for NASA's spacecraft Orion - Clip 1 Orion ESM - Service module for NASA's spacecraft Orion - Clip 1
2018 is the launch year for the first Orion mission – which will be uncrewed and powered by the European Service Module built by Airbus Defence and Space.
Human Space Flight powered by Airbus Defence and Space Human Space Flight powered by Airbus Defence and Space
Spacelab, ATV, Columbus and Orion ESM - human space flight mission powered by Airbus Defence and Space.
Orion ESM - Statement of O. Juckenhoefel Orion ESM - Statement of O. Juckenhoefel
Orion ESM that Airbus Defence and Space is building for ESA will power NASA's next manned spacecraft.
Orion Mission Datasheet Orion Mission Datasheet
The Orion spacecraft, NASA’s new interplanetary spaceship, will be launched to take astronauts on a journey of exploration throughout our solar system.

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Propellant tank successfully underwent vibration test Propellant tank successfully underwent vibration test
Orion ESM Propulsion Qualification Model Orion ESM Propulsion Qualification Model
Integration, Buchholz in der Nordheide (Germany), February 2016
Orion ESM Propulsion Qualification Model Orion ESM Propulsion Qualification Model
Integration, Buchholz in der Nordheide (Germany), February 2016
Orion ESM Structural Test Article Orion ESM Structural Test Article
Integration, Torino (Italy), October 2015
Orion ESM Structural Test Article Orion ESM Structural Test Article
Integration, Torino (Italy), October 2015
Orion ESM Structural Test Article Orion ESM Structural Test Article
Solar array deployment test, NASA Plum Brook Station (USA), February 2016
Orion ESM Structural Test Article Orion ESM Structural Test Article
Tank structure, NASA Plum Brook Station (USA), February 2016
Orion ESM Journey around the Moon - infographic Orion ESM Journey around the Moon - infographic
Orion ESM infographic Orion ESM infographic
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