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The new SLS rocket will launch each part of Artemis program's missions with the Orion spacecraft on top. (Photo: NASA)

Airbus Wins ESA Contract to Construct Space Module for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Airbus the contract to allow the aircraft manufacturer to construct the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The ESA’s order for this additional module ensures that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is able to continue its Artemis program.   Within the Artemis program, NASA will use the European built systems completed by Airbus for the first time to power and supply a human spacecraft mission to the…