Everything is ready for the Artemis 1 rocket’s trip to the moon

It seems that by solving the technical problem and the weather being favorable, everything is ready to launch the Space Launch System rocket to the moon during the Artemis 1 mission and today A historic moment in human space exploration is taking place.

BingMag.com Everything is ready for the Artemis 1 rocket’s trip to the moon

It seems that by solving the technical problem and the weather being favorable, everything is ready to launch the Space Launch System rocket to the moon during the Artemis 1 mission and today A historic moment in human space exploration is taking place.

The mission to the moon "Artemis 1" (Artemis 1) today, Saturday, September 3 (12 Shahrivar) at 14:17 Eastern time zone (tonight at 22:47 Tehran time) will officially begin with the launch of the SLS rocket from Kennedy Space Center's 39B platform.

This operation will be carried out five days after the initial attempt, which was stopped less than an hour before the launch due to a fueling problem. Was. However, the weather was another factor in the cancellation of the operation.

With some technical problems resolved, NASA officials said that the weather is the only other major concern, but for now the conditions for Saturday's launch and if The need for an alternate day on September 5 (14 September) looks promising.

"Melody Lovin" (Melody Lovin), the weather officer of the Delta 45 Space Launch Unit of the US Space Force, said about this: "I don't expect the weather in the windows The launch is considered to be a deterrent." According to him, 60% of good weather is predicted for the beginning of the launch window on Saturday, and the conditions will improve to 80% as the 2-hour window progresses. However, the possibility of scattered rain and thick clouds are the main weather concerns for the launch.

BingMag.com Everything is ready for the Artemis 1 rocket’s trip to the moon

Weather conditions are good for SLS launch.
Credit: NASA/Keegan Barber

NASA will recheck weather conditions in the coming hours to ensure safe conditions. To start refueling the 32-story rocket, with 736,000 gallons of cryogenic (super-cold) propellant fluid at around 05:45 Eastern time zone (14:15 Tehran time).

In the first attempt to Launched on August 29 (7 September), unfavorable weather conditions interrupted the operation for about an hour.

Artemis 1 is the first test flight under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the moon by the middle of this decade. and establishing a permanent human presence on it is organized.

This unmanned mission, while testing the SLS as NASA's most powerful rocket so far, will carry the Orion spacecraft for a 37-day trip around the moon. It sends to check the safety of the circuit and its conditions Oh manned missions.

As the first crewed mission, Artemis 2 is scheduled to go to the moon in 2025, and a year later, during the Artemis 3 mission, astronauts will land on the Earth's moon.

The first launch opportunity was aborted because one of the four main engines did not seem to be able to reach the desired low temperature of -251 degrees Celsius. A faulty sensor in the engine caused the problem, and now NASA has backed up tools to make sure the engines are cool enough for launch.

Launch engineers have also fixed a liquid hydrogen leak and a small problem. They have also fixed the problem that was created during the countdown in the exit valve of the SLS central booster.

Thus, the Artemis 1 mission team is ready to take an important step in expanding the realm of human presence.

p>Cover photo: Space Launch System with the Orion spacecraft on the launch pad
Credit: NASA/Eric Bordelon

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