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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Acoustic Testing: Ready for Artemis II Moon Mission?


Published on: August 17, 2023,

The Artemis program is a robotic and human Moon exploration program led by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) along with five major partner agencies. The orion spacecraft for NASa’s Artemis II mission successfully went through acoustic testing at Kennedy Space Center. Also Artemis II astronauts previewed their spacecraft with integration plans set for fall.


On August 13 Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout buildings at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at Florida engineers and technicians conducted a set of acoustic tests. This was done with a aim to find out whether NASA’s Artemis II mission can endure the speed and vibrations during its launch and the subsequent 10 day lunar mission. This marks the first Artemis journey with astronauts on board. The testing was done with a crew module with large stacks of speakers. Also the team attached microphones, accelerators and various devices to measure the impact of different acoustic levels. The data was then analyzed by engineers. Before the test was conducted four astronauts paid a visit to the high bay to get the glimpse of future journey to Moon. The next step is to gather Orion’s crew and service modules in the upcoming fall.


Artemis II is scheduled to launch in November 2024. The voyage will be 10 day long and aims to assess NASA’s core capabilities for deep space human exploration which will utilize the Space System rocket and the Orion spacecraft. This mission will ground the future lunar missions.


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