HOUSTON—NASA this week conducted a successful 12-min. test of the abort-to-orbit profile afforded the Orion crew capsule by the multinational propulsion elements of its European Space Agency (ESA)-provided service module. The test was carried out on a test stand at the agency’s White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Aug. 6. It followed the July 2 test of Orion’s Launch Abort System (LAS) from Cape Canaveral. The latest test is to provide assurance that ...


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