Orion Service Module
An album for the European Service Module that will power NASA's Orion spacecraft to the Moon and beyond.

The European Service Module is adapted from Europe’s largest spacecraft, the Automated Transfer Vehicle.

The module sits directly below Orion’s crew capsule and provides propulsion, power, thermal control, and water and air for four astronauts. The solar array spans 19 m and provides enough to power two households.

A little over 5 m in diameter and 4 m high, it weighs 13.5 tonnes. The 8.6 tonnes of propellant will power one main engine and 32 smaller thrusters.
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