Artemis 1 Booster Assembly

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SLS Booster Components

The forward skirt for one of the Space Launch System's (SLS) two solid boosters is inside the Booster Fabrication Facility at NASAKSC on Oct. 16, 2019.

Segments of the boosters are being inspected and prepared for Artemis I, the agency's first uncrewed flight of Orion atop the SLS.

The forward skirt houses booster avionics that communicate with the SLS avionics to monitor booster conditions and steer the booster exhaust nozzle.

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