Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft aced its test flight but still hasn’t tested life support

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The European-built service module that powers the Orion spacecraft on the Artemis 1 mission is on its maiden lunar tour, but an important system to keep future human crews alive is not being tested in flight.

The Orion capsulewhich started the return journey of its groundbreaking journey on Thursday (Dec. 1), is not currently filled with breathing air, European aerospace giant Airbus told Space.com. That reports Airbus, which built Orion’s service modulethe capsule’s life support system will not be fully put to the test in ground laboratories before the first flight with astronauts in 2024.


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