The unit consists of 24 small engines divided into six sections to provide the ship's main engine, a repeating shuttle unit called the Orbital Maneuvering System, and eight pushers for attitude control and trajectory corrections.
The equipment consists of 20,000 components, including four solar array blades and gas and propellant tanks.
Now that they're sitting next to this module, NASA engineers will start testing to make sure everything is working. Once this phase is completed, pairing with the crew module will begin. The final assembly, which is expected to be completed by the beginning of next year, will then be sent to Plum Brook Station in Ohio.
There, you will spend 60 days in the world's largest thermal vacuum chamber. If everything goes well, Orion will return to the Kennedy Space Center for integration with the Space Launch System that will later carry it into space.
Orion, the first flight of Discovery Mission-1 (EM-1), will be on a three-week journey, from our Earth (450,000 km), to see the spacecraft that travels 280,000 miles through the Moon. it will be. .
NASA says Orion during this flight ”Astronauts will stand in a longer space in space from any ship and will turn to a space station and turn into your home faster and faster than ever before.“
After EM-1, a crewed flight will take the orbit around the world, making a very elliptical show all over the world and then the European Service Module's Discovery Mission 2 (EM-2). it will be. landing The mission is expected to last at least eight days.
The European Service module is the result of cooperation between several major companies in ten European countries, including the long-term partner and contractor of ESA. Orion's crew module was built by Lockheed Martin.