Lockheed Martin, NASA working around the clock to finish Artemis II Orion assembly and hold 2024 launch date

Published by NASASpaceflight on 08/15/2023 UTC

The Orion spacecraft for the Artemis II mission is nearing final assembly and testing at prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) production facility. After a final standalone test on the Orion crew module (CM), it is expected to be mated to the service module (SM) in mid-September. If there are no problems in the remaining months of testing, Lockheed Martin believes they can complete their work by the end of April next year.

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