NASA will again carry out a major test of its 1 -month -old mission Artemis this weekend.
The office started at Artemisa 1 “wet clothes training” – a training exercise in critical tasks prior to launch, including launching a rocket – took place last Friday (April 1) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Everything was expected to end in about 48 hours, but this did not happen; the company Artemis 1 ran into some problemswhich delayed the trial.
Earlier this week, it has become a stumbling blockcalled to welcome Ax-1, a private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. released today (April 8) from a residential park at KSC. With the Ax-1 now safely in its path, the Artemis 1 blue armor can get up and run again.
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NASA expects to continue the experiment with a “call to the centers” at 5 pm EDT (2100 GMT) on Saturday (April 9), NASA officials wrote in a blog post yesterday. (opens on new page) (April 7). If all goes according to plan, increase the size of Artemis 1 Funeral system (SLS) on Monday (April 11), according to some training numbers.
The missionary team will work at a scheduled start time of 2:40 pm EDT (1840 GMT) on Monday. The test will then be completed with procedures such as melting the propellant from the SLS tanks.
But this time frame is tentative, executives are serious.
“Teams are continuing to troubleshoot and clean up the test board to quantify the information gained during the initial missions and operations,” officials with NASA’s Ground Systems Exploration program said. said via Twitter yesterday (opens on new page).
Artemis 1, the first flight of SLS and NASA The Artemis project finding the moon, he would send an uncrewed Orion capsule on a one -month trip around the moon. The mission is expected to begin in June or; NASA will not set a date until the wet cloth training is complete and the teams have reviewed the final data.
If all goes well with Artemis 1, Artemis 2 will introduce astronauts on a similar mission around the moon in 2024, and Artemis 3 will land astronauts near the left lunar pole in 2025 or 2026.
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