The preliminary design for Europe’s service module, to be used with the Orion spacecraft, has come in about a half ton too heavy.


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The preliminary design for Europe’s service module, to be used with the Orion spacecraft, has come in about a half ton too heavy.

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  • BSJ

    That’s .5 metric ton. Or 17143 lbs…

  • Pzatchok

    They have all the components needed already sitting on the shelf and flight tested.

    That part did they forget to include in the preliminary estimate of weight?

    Let me guess. I bet its the airframe itself.

  • No, your math is off. 0.5 metric ton equals 1,104 lbs. It is a half ton in metric, and it is “about” a half ton in English weights, since the metric and English tons are only about 10% different.

  • BSJ

    You’re correct, clicked the wrong itme in the conversion program…

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