Orion ESM shipment in Antonov aircraft

Orion ESM shipment in Antonov aircraft

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06/11/2018 5:41 pm

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ESA–A. Conigli

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On Monday morning 5 November 2018 the first European Service Module (ESM) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft was loaded onto an Antonov An-124 aircraft in Bremen airport and sent across the Atlantic to the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

The module was packed in a custom-built container that keeps the environment inside within acceptable limits for transportation. It flew via Hamburg, Germany, and Portsmouth, USA for refuelling and customs.

Read more about Orion at esa.int/orion

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