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EGS, Jacobs begin Artemis 1 pre-launch testing and checkout push

EGS, Jacobs begin Artemis 1 pre-launch testing and checkout push

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 11/11/2021

The Orion spacecraft and SLS rocket for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission are assembled, the Mobile Launcher is reconnected to the vehicle, and the processing team at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is resuming pre-launch testing and checkouts in High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ahead of the first rollout to the pad.

The agency’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) program and prime launch processing contractor Jacobs started the final stretch of integrated testing and checkout (ITCO) in early November and are aiming to complete the remaining work in the VAB to enable the first trip to the pad around the end of the year.

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