Object 16

Orion spacecraft with the European Service Module
(Artist's impression)

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. The European Space Agency contributes the European Service Module (ESM) to NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The ESM will provide electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen and will keep the spacecraft at the right temperature and on course.






European Space Exploration Programme

A movie introducing the Exploration Programme from the European Space Agency, including destinations in Low Earth Orbit, Moon and Mars. The Belgian Science Policy Office manages the financial contribution made to ESA Programmes, including the ESA Exploration Programme, to ensure that Belgian scientific and industrial actors can contribute to these Programmes with both industrial developments and scientific experiments.

Jeannette Pointu : Mission sur Mars / Sarah Spits : Reis naar Mars
Dupuis, 1993



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