Orion and the European Service Module


NASA’s Orion spacecraft will take astronauts to destinations at or beyond low Earth orbit. In January 2013, it was announced that ESA would provide the European Service Module (ESM) for Orion’s first uncrewed mission. Derived from ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo spacecraft, the ESM will provide life support, propulsion and structural functions for Orion. In February 2017, a contract was signed for a second ESM to be used on Orion’s first crewed flight, which will carry astronauts beyond the Moon and back.

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  1. umm can ESA please stop supporting NASA and bring back competition to the space industry.

    NASA sucks without spacex, is there any doubt about that folks? BRING BACK THE SPACE RACE, defund ariane space and bring competition, we all hate you guys for being suckers.

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