NASA has been working to return to the Moon for a long time. The space agency has now reached the end of its research for the Artemis I mission.
NASA has been working to return to the Moon for a long time. The space agency has now reached the end of its research for the Artemis I mission. NASA announced the other day that the tests of the Space Launch System (SLS), on which it spent a lot of money, have been completed.
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Everything is ready for the Artemis I mission
Accordingly, NASA plans to launch the first lunar landing mission in August. The space agency will move its 98-meter-tall rocket and Orion spacecraft to an assembly hangar at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on July 1 or 2. Both vehicles will be ready for launch there.
John Blevins, chief engineer of the Space Launch System Program, said Friday that there will be six to eight weeks of work to prepare for launch. Once the rocket is moved to the launch pad, it is planned to be ready for launch in 10-14 days.
NASA has faced various problems in the recent period within the scope of new space studies. Most recently, during the fuel loading process, while hundreds of thousands of liters of cryogenic liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen were being loaded into the tanks, a leak was detected in the hydrogen discharge line.
However, despite the leakage problems, the space agency managed to load propellant into the tanks for both rocket stages. The fuels were then evacuated. With the overcoming of this problem, the research phases of the Artemis I mission came to an end.
The authorities have not yet given an exact date for the launch. However, some officials point to the last days of August as the launch date of the rocket. With the latest developments, NASA is now counting the days for the moon landing.
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