The huge Artemis 1 rocket was placed on the launch pad to the moon

NASA's Artemis 1 rocket and spacecraft set were successfully placed on the launch pad to be ready for the important mission of traveling to the moon.

BingMag.com The huge Artemis 1 rocket was placed on the launch pad to the moon

NASA's Artemis 1 rocket and spacecraft set were successfully placed on the launch pad to be ready for the important mission of traveling to the moon.

This is the second time that the rocket complex And the spacecraft is taken to the launch pad. The short journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building (KSC) to the launch pad took nearly 10 hours and ended at around 07:30 EST (16:00 Tehran time).

Despite the short distance , the huge Artemis 1 hardware transfer vehicle must move the assembly to launch pad 39B at a speed of about 1.6 to 3.2 km/h, which will make the transfer process longer.

NASA In It took the rocket out of the assembly building two days ahead of schedule because the mission team also successfully completed testing the flight termination system. The operation of this system is the last important activity that takes place in the assembly building before the rocket compartment is closed and the access platforms are removed. Depending on weather conditions, track conditions and other technicalities, the process will take between 8 and 11 hours.

Now in the coming days, engineers and technicians will check and configure various systems on the launch pad. According to NASA, specialists have improved the mission execution process and updated the launch schedule based on the results of the wetsuit exercise.

The launch of the Artemis 1 rocket is now scheduled for August 29 and it is going to send the Orion unmanned spacecraft into the lunar orbit.

Although this is the first mission of the Artemis program, it will be carried out without the presence of astronauts, but other important passengers such as a mannequin to check the physiological conditions of the astronauts' bodies, two characters A famous cartoon and a computer memory in which people's names are stored will be sent to the lunar orbit during this trip. NASA hopes that if the Artemis 1 mission is successful and after reviewing the results of this trip, in In 2024, send the manned mission Artemis 2 to the lunar orbit and then by 2025, with the Artemis 3 mission, land a man on the moon again after several decades.

Cover photo: Artemis 1 mission rocket and spacecraft on the platform Launch
Credit: NASA

Sources: Space, NASA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.