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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Orion Fact Sheets
› Orion Flight Test Press Kit
› Exploration Flight Test-1 Fact Sheet
› Orion Overview Fact Sheet
› Orion Quick Facts
› Orion Launch Abort System
› Orion Recovery Operations
› Launching Orion Into Space
› Orion Radiation
› Orion and Space Launch System Spinoffs

Spaceflight Now
Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 Timeline

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

Lockheed Martin
Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle

Wikipedia Links

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

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

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Orion LAS 04small.JPG Orion GTA

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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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