SLS launch to Orion separation – sequence outlined by NASA

January 24, 2013 by Chris Bergin

The NASA teams working on the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft are continuing to build a huge collection of documentation that will provide the tools to launch and flight controllers tasked with sending the US monster rocket and its Orion passenger into space.

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The huge Space Launch System is scheduled to make its debut flight at the end of 2017, lofting Orion into orbit ahead of its journey to the Moon on Exploration Mission -1 (EM-1).

The Block 1 70mT capable vehicle will actually be the smallest version of the Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle (HLV), but still far more powerful than a Space Shuttle.

This will be noticeable to the hundreds of thousands of spectators that are likely to be in attendance, many of whom were last at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to witness a Shuttle making her majestic rise into the heavens.

Read more: SLS launch to Orion separation – sequence outlined by NASA | NASASpaceFlight.com.

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