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Europa Clipper’s launch date dependent on SLS Mobile Launcher readiness


NASA has completed an important three day Technical Interchange Meeting regarding the agency’s upcoming flagship Europa Clipper mission.  The probe, set to launch on the first science mission…

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Crew Access Arm arrives as SLS Mobile Launcher takes shape


The huge Mobile Launcher (ML) for the Space Launch System (SLS) is gaining more of its array of appendages as it prepares to host the Exploration Mission -1…

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Pad 39B in the final stages in preparation to welcome SLS Mobile Launcher


The final work on Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39B is being conducted in line with the construction and outfitting of systems on the Mobile Launcher (ML) for the…

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Preparing the Mobile Launcher to be armed and ready for SLS


The Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) team at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida is continuing construction and testing to get ready to support upcoming Exploration…

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Available to Rent: One VAB High Bay, three Mobile Launcher Platforms


The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is continuing its drive to attract new commercial partners by offering the use of a High Bay inside the famous Vehicle Assembly Building…

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Mobile Launcher major modifications to begin for SLS


The former Ares I Mobile Launcher (ML) will soon begin major modification work – pending the status of the government shutdown – ahead of its role with the Space…

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Mobile Launcher redesign plan for SLS nears completion


Teams at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) are expected to complete a redesign plan for the giant Mobile Launcher (ML) by the end of the month. Re-purposed for…

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Modifications planned for Atlas V SLC-41 Pad and SLS Mobile Launcher


United Launch Alliance (ULA) have recruited Hensel Phelps to design the modifications to their Atlas V pad at Space Launch Complete 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral ahead of…

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NASA outlines SLS Mobile Launcher umbilical plans


Continuing toward a debut of late-2017, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is one step closer to that ultimate goal as the U.S. space agency continues to baseline…

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Mobile Launcher trip to Pad 39B providing opening tests for SLS Con Ops


The Space Launch System (SLS) Mobile Launcher (ML) has completed its debut trip to Pad 39B, following a steady journey atop of the Crawler Transporter (CT). While a…

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SLS Mobile Launcher set for debut trip to Pad 39B in mid November


The Space Launch System (SLS) Mobile Launcher (ML) will make its debut Crawler Transporter (CT) trip to Pad 39B later this month. Several week’s worth of testing will…

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Unemployed Ares I Mobile Launcher set for Crawler trip in August


The massive Ares I Mobile Launcher (ML), which recently completed its construction phase, is set for a ride on the Crawler Transporter (CT-1) in August, marking its first…

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MAF simulating SLS engine installation with RS-25 pathfinder


Engineers at the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans are using a pathfinder RS-25 engine to practice the installation of engines on the Core Stage of the…

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Falcon 9 conducts second launch this week with SES-11 mission


SpaceX launched its third re-flown Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, carrying the EchoStar-105/SES-11 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit for SES and EchoStar. Liftoff, from Launch Complex 39A at…

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SLS EM-1 & -2 launch dates realign; EM-3 gains notional mission outline


Following a series of issues over the last year with the Core Stage for the first flight of the Space Launch System rocket, the launch dates for both…

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SLS Core Stage Pathfinder prepares for barge ride to MAF


A full-scale model of a Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage, called the Core Stage Pathfinder, was recently completed at a plant in Northern Alabama, and will soon…

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Installation of new flame deflector for SLS begins on 39B


Engineers have begun to install the new Flame Deflector into the Flame Trench of Pad 39B. Following the demolition of the legacy deflector that catered for the Space…

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SLS Upper Stage set to take up residence in the former home of ISS modules


The Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) is now deep into its latest phase of processing, as it prepares to be housed in the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) – a…

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NASA preparing letter to Congress to explain EM-1 slip


As NASA’s Exploration Systems Development (ESD) prepares for the upcoming review of its plans for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), program management is preparing to formally notify Congress of the…

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ASAP on board with NASA’s DSG as stepping stone to Mars


NASA’s major push towards building a new outpost near the Moon has received encouraging words from its key safety advisory body. NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) was…