NASA announced that it has chosen November 14 to carry out the Artemis 1 mission, launching a rocket to take the Orion spacecraft to the Moon..
The booster rocket took the Orion spacecraft to the Moon on the Artemis 1 mission
The booster rocket takes the Orion spacecraft to the Moon during the Artemis 1 mission on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida (United States), September 27, 2022. (Photo: AFP/ TTXVN).
According to the plan, space launch system (SLS) – the most powerful rocket system ever built by NASA, with 30 stages – and the Orion spacecraft will be brought to launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 4 to resume final equipment standardization work in preparation for the launch. Maintenance work will still be carried out on the launch pad, including repairing minor damage related to insulation materials, recharging or replacing the rocket’s batteries and the self-destruct system. NASA officials confirmed they had finished repairing the hydrogen leak.
NASA said the launch would take place at 12:07 a.m. local time on November 14 (or 11:07 p.m. Vietnam time on the same day) with a backup launch plan for November 16 and 19..
So far, the deployment of the Artemis 1 mission has been postponed three times. Two test launches in late August and then early September were canceled at the last minute due to technical problems, including a hydrogen leak while filling the rocket’s fuel compartment and a thermal sensor error in one of the engines of the main stage of the rocket. The third delay was due to the avoidance of Storm Ian.
Scheduled to take place 50 years after the last mission of the Apollo program, Artemis 1 was the first flight of the SLS, intended to put the Orion spacecraft into orbit, with the aim of testing the spacecraft’s readiness. the moon. After the Artemis 1 mission, astronauts will travel in 2024 and 2025 on the Artemis 2 and Artemis 3 missions.
NASA wants to build a space station on the Moon called Gateway and maintain a long-term presence on the Moon before leading a mission to send humans to Mars in 2030.
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NASA chose November 14 to carry out the Artemis 1 mission, launching a rocket to take the Orion spacecraft to the Moon. The booster rocket took the Orion spacecraft to the Moon…