Orion MPCV/Space Launch System (SLS)

Program: Orion/SLS
Operator: NASA
Carrier rocket: ULA Delta IV Heavy
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, FL
Crew: 4
Landing: Pacific Ocean
Overview: NASA's Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they've ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities.

Documents and PowerPoints
Human Space Exploration.pdf
Human Space Exploration Development.pdf
Space Launch System and MPCV Preliminary Report.pdf
Human Exploration Framework Summary.pdf

NASA Orion Asteroid Redirect Mission.pdf

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Blue Origin

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Orion's Monthly Accomplishment Reports
> Follow along with Orion's progress toward flight.

Orion Fact Sheets
> Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test
> Orion Spacecraft Overview

> Orion's Service Module

> Launching Orion into Space
> Orion and Space Launch System Spinoffs

> Orion First Flight Test
> Orion Launch Abort System

> Orion's Parachute System
> Orion Quick Facts

> Orion Recovery Operations

> Orion: Types of Radiation in Space

Exploration Mission 1
> Exploration Mission 1 Basics

Flight Test 1
› Orion Flight Test Press Kit
› Exploration Flight Test-1 Fact Sheet

NASA Links
Orion-MPCV - Official
Orion Blog
The Future of American Space Flight

Lockheed Martin
Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle

Wikipedia Links

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

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ISS Low Earth Orbit
Lunar Farside
NEA Minimum Capability
Martian Moon Deimos
A New Era of Exploration
Exploration Flight Test-1 Animation

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