Artemis-1

Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Lunar Orbit Launch Complex 39B Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis-1 (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is planned to be an uncrewed circumlunar flight.


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Back in Florida, Orion capsule nears readiness for Artemis test flight

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Space Launch System (SLS)

Family: SLS
Configuration:

The Space Launch System (SLS) is an American Space Shuttle-derived heavy expendable launch vehicle. It is part of NASA's deep space exploration plans including a manned mission to Mars. SLS follows the cancellation of the Constellation program, and is to replace the retired Space Shuttle.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    111.0 m
  • Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Space Launch System (SLS)
  • Family
    SLS
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Space Launch System (SLS)
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $1,000,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    130000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

INFO WIKI

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Pad: Launch Complex 39B


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