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Artemis 1 ICPS stage from ULA added to SLS stack

Artemis 1 ICPS stage from ULA added to SLS stack

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 07/09/2021

NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) and prime launch processing contractor Jacobs hoisted the in-space stage for the Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle into High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and placed it on top of the stack, that is resting on Mobile Launcher-1, on July 6. Stacking of the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS), which will send an Orion spacecraft to the Moon on Artemis 1, comes a week after the interstage Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) was securely mated to the SLS Core Stage below.

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