А тем временем, в замке у шефа...
NASA покупает у Боинга 10 SLS. И никаких старщитов :D
NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stages to support as many as 10 Artemis missions, including the mission that will carry the first woman and next man to the [URL=https://www.nasa.gov/feature/sending-american-astronauts-to-moon-in-2024-nasa-accepts-challenge]Moon by 2024[/URL].
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NASA finished assembling the main structural components for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage on Sept. 19. Engineers at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans fully integrated the last piece of the 212-foot-tall core stage by adding the engine section to the rest of the previously assembled structure.
Credits: NASA/Steven Seipel
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The agency intends to work with Boeing, the current lead contractor for the core stages of the rockets that will fly on the first two Artemis missions, for the production of SLS rockets through the next decade. The [URL=https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/factsheets.html]core stage[/URL] is the center part of the rocket that contains the two giant liquid fuel tanks. Towering 212 feet with a diameter of 27.6 feet, it will store cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen and all the systems that will feed the stage’s four RS-25 engines. It also houses the flight computers and much of the [URL=https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/avionics.html]avionics [/URL]needed to control the rocket’s flight.