NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket is ready for its approach.
The world witnessed the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule flying over Artemis 1 two weeks ago, during the duo’s time. Rolled up on his flight deck at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 17 and 18.
of the Artemisa 1 The set -up will feature a round of trials involving a “wet suit,” taking SLS and Orion through the start -up day’s routines. The blue dress rehearsals are scheduled for this coming weekend, and NASA has provided that time for the first time.
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“In the first round of the test on March 28, NASA gave the ‘go’ to continue training on the Artemis 1 costume set for April 1-3,” NASA officials said. . wrote something new on Monday (March 28).
“The test in about two days that the Artemis 1 launcher team will run through operations to load the propellant into the rocket shafts, to create a full starting point, shows the ability to re -create the counter clock and empty the boxes to give them time to prepare. the times and procedures they will use to get started, “the officials added.
If all goes according to plan, the trial will begin at 5 pm EDT (2100 GMT) on Friday (April 1) and close about 48 hours later, at about 5 pm on on Sunday (April 3), NASA officials said during a phone call. with announcers on Tuesday (March 29). The reckoning will be held on Sunday evening.
Artemis 1 will release an uncrewed Orion on a mission around the moon the moonwith the intention of showing that SLS and Orion are ready to take astronauts on deep voyages.
NASA has not set a start date for Artemis 1 and will not do so until the teams have had time to look at the data collected during the fabrication and experiments. Other, office officials said. The mission may not begin before June.
If all goes well with Artemis 1, NASA is sure to prepare for the next mission of his The Artemis project finding the moon. That flight, Artemis 2, will launch astronauts around the moon in 2024, if time limits. Artemis 3 will launch astronauts near the left lunar pole in 2025 or 2026.
Mike Wall is the author of “Outside“(Grand Central Publishing, 2018; edited by Karl Tate), a book about exploring alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or at Facebook.