NASA’s First Artemis Power Launch on a Moon Mission
In the early hours of 16th November, NASA’S first Artemis I space mission successfully launched from Kennedy Space Centre on Florida’s Atlantic coast.
It the first mission on NASA’s initiative to return astronauts to the moon. The launch on 16th would be used to test critical systems for an eventual crewed launch, as a part of programmer expected to cost around $93 billion by 2025.
Mission manager of NASA Artemis, Mike Sarafin visions four primary objectives for launch, he states, “Demonstrate the vehicle in lunar and re-entry conditions, demonstrate vehicle in a space flight environment, retrieve spacecraft and bonus objectives associated with science outreach and technological demonstration.”
It is a planned 26-day mission that calls for space to travel within 52nm (110km) of the moon and settle into lunar orbit, before returning to Earth for a water landing off the coast of San Diego, California.
The aim of Artemis I is to approximately 1.1 million nautical miles to cover before completing its mission. The success of the launch is a source of optimism for major US aerospace manufacturers.
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