NASA will conduct a critical fueling test for its Artemis January rocket today (September 21). You can watch it live.
Technicians will begin loading cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants into Artemis 1. space launch system (SLS) Mega Rocket at 7:15 AM EDT (1115 GMT) today. Watch live at Space.com, courtesy of NASA, or directly from the space agency.
Artemis 1 Use SLS to launch the Orion capsule unmanned into lunar orbit and back from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test flight was scheduled to launch at the end of last month, but was delayed twice due to malfunctions. liquid hydrogen leak The incident occurred during preparations for takeoff scheduled for September 3.
Artemis 1 team replaced 2 seals At the leak site, a “quick disconnect” connecting the SLS core stage to the fuel line from the mobile launch tower. Today’s test will help determine if that fix worked, and if all goes well, the mission is on track for his September 27th launch, with backup on October 2nd. have the opportunity to
It’s unclear how long today’s test will last.and updated on friday (opens in new tab) (September 16), a NASA official wrote, “It will be terminated when the objectives of the test are achieved.”
Today’s spaceflight activities are not limited to refueling tests. Russian Soyuz rockets are scheduled to launch cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, NASA astronaut Frank his Rubio, to Earth. international space station From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1354 GMT). You can also watch it here on Space.com when the time comes.
Artemis 1 is NASA’s first mission. Artemis Programs aimed at establishing long-term human presence on and around the Earth moon By the end of the 2020s. If Artemis 1 goes well, Artemis 2 will send its astronauts on a trip around the Moon in 2024, and Artemis 3 will land humans near the South Pole of the Moon a year or two after him. is.
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