Update 4 for November: See images of NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket returning to Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in November. 14 issues. This video stream Now coming from Spaceflight (opens in new tab).
NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket will return to the launch pad on Friday morning (November 4), and you’ll be able to watch the slow-motion action live.
Artemis 1 stack – huge Space launch system (SLS) rocket top Orion spacecraft — scheduled to lift off from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) on Friday.
Artemis 1 It will head to KSC’s Pad 39B, the jump-off point for the mission, which is aiming for a November launch. 14. The 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) journey aboard NASA’s giant crawler Transporter-2 is expected to take about 10 hours.
If past launches of Artemis 1 are any guide, NASA will be streaming at least part of this long journey live. Space.com will broadcast the webcast courtesy of the space agency.
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This will be Artemis 1’s fourth visit from VAB to Pad 39A. The rocket traveled to conduct pre-flight refueling tests in both March and June, then returned again in mid-August to attempt liftoff.
The errors prevented planned launch attempts in late August and early September, and NASA then returned Artemis 1 to VAB in late September. Shelter from Hurricane Ian.
Mission team members used this final work at the VAB to perform a series of tests as well as some minor repairs and maintenance to ensure Artemis 1 was ready to fly.
Artemis 1 is NASA’s first mission Artemis programand aims to create a permanent, sustainable human presence around it month By the late 2020s.
Artemis 1 will be the first flight for SLS and the second for Orion. It will send an uncrewed capsule into lunar orbit and back on a shakeout cruise lasting about a month. if all goes well Artemis 2 In 2024, it will send an astronaut around the moon and Artemis 3 in a year or two it will put down the boots near the Moon’s south pole.
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