ZooNamedGames Posted July 21, 2019 Share Posted July 21, 2019 Sadly earlier today, @_Augustus_ closed his previous thread about SLS/Orion so I've created a new one. The Space Launch System (SLS) is an in development super heavy launch vehicle in development by NASA. Which will carry the Orion Crew Capsule. The Space Launch System being derived from the Ares V, Jupiter launch systems. Initially designed around a Space Shuttle Derived Launch System intending to reuse parts and equipment from the Space Shuttle. Initially developed under the Constellation program which was later cancelled to make way for Commercial Space Development which made way for SpaceX, ULA and Blue Origin to enter the launch market and help fund their developments. Recently Jim Bridenstine created the Artemis Space Program which will utilize the SLS launch vehicle carrying the Orion crew vehicle. The aim of Artemis being to land a man on the moon by 2024. With the planned architecture being to launch the SLS and Orion on an unmanned test flight during Artemis 1 around the moon, with a launch date slated for 2021. Meanwhile Maxar Systems is developing the Power Propulsion Element (PPE) for the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOPG) which will have the Utilization Module which will allow the crew to dock and egress into LOP-G with the planned intent being to transfer to a future lunar landing concept which will be delivered on an earlier mission. Artemis 2 will be the first manned launch of SLS/Orion slated for 2023 with a launch of Artemis 3 carrying the first crew to return to the lunar surface in 2024. Yes this is bland but I've been writing a lot today and I'll spice this up over the course of the week. This is just makeshift until I have more time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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