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Artemis I Tanking Operations

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Artemis-I

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Artemis I

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Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Artemis I (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.

Telemetry

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 24, 2022, 2:07 p.m.

Not launching on September 27; date pending rollback decision


Jay • Sept. 23, 2022, 3:38 p.m.

Adding launch window, weather is 20% GO.


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 8, 2022, 3:14 p.m.

Move back to NET September (23rd or 27th), pending decision from Eastern Range on Flight Termination System batteries replacement waiver and Core Stage hydrogen leakage repairs.


Space Launch System (SLS)

Family: Space Launch System
Configuration: Block 1

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 as the main launch vehicle of the Artemis program. SLS follows the cancellation of the Constellation program, and is to replace the retired Space Shuttle.

See Space Launch System Details
Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    111.0 m
  • Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    2628 T
  • Thrust
    39000 kN
Family
  • Name
    Space Launch System (SLS)
  • Family
    Space Launch System
  • Variant
    Block 1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Space Launch System Block 1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $2000000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    95000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Orion 002


Active Cargo Crew On-board: 5
Destination: Retrograde orbit around the Moon
Serial Number: 002

Orion spacecraft used for Artemis 1.

Orion Details

Crew


Commander Moonikin Campos

Anthropomorphic Test Device - Earthling - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Helga

Anthropomorphic Test Device - Earthling - ( DLR )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Zohar

Anthropomorphic Test Device - Earthling - ( DLR )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Shaun the Sheep

Zero-G Indicator - Earthling - ( ESA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Snoopy

Zero-G Indicator - Earthling - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 114 Failures: 20 Pending: 6

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.

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NASA cancels Artemis I launch attempt but delays roll back decision

NASA is buying some time with this decision.

SpaceNews

NASA postpones Artemis 1 launch because of tropical storm

NASA has called off plans to attempt to launch the Artemis 1 mission on Sept. 27 as a tropical storm, with the potential to become a major hurricane, heads for Florida.

Spaceflight Now

NASA waves off Tuesday launch for Artemis moon rocket

Faced with stormy weather ahead of soon-to-be Hurricane Ian, NASA managers Saturday ruled out a third attempt to launch the Artemis 1 moon rocket Tuesday but held open the option of making a run at blastoff on October 2, the current backup…

Arstechnica

NASA seems to be in full “send it” mode for the Artemis I mission

"I wish we were better at predicting weather absolutely five days in advance."

Spaceflight Now

NASA completes cryogenic tanking test on Artemis 1 moon rocket

Engineers filled up the Artemis 1 moon rocket with more than 750,000 gallons of super-cold propellants in a tanking test Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center after successfully troubleshooting another hydrogen leak. NASA’s launch director sai…

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39B


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 9 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-35
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Kuaizhou
Success
1 day, 9 hours ago
Shiyan 14 & Shiyan 15
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

2 Chinese classified satellites.


Delta IV Heavy
Success
1 day, 10 hours ago
NROL-91
Space Launch Complex 6 - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
4 days, 18 hours ago
Soyuz MS-22
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-22 will carry Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopeyev, Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station aboar…


Long March 2D
Success
5 days, 9 hours ago
Yunhai-1-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The Yunhai-1 satellite is designed for detecting environmental elements in the atmosphere and ocean, the space environment, disaster prevention and r…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Starlink Group 4-34
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 54 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
The Owl Spreads Its Wings
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Second of three launches of a StriX satellite as part of Synspective’s SAR constellation. StriX-1 can gather high resolution Earth observation data r…


Long March 7A
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
ChinaSat 1E
201 - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Note: provisional information based on satellite naming The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military coms…


New Shepard
Failure
1 week, 6 days ago
NS-23
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Twenty-third flight of New Shepard carrying 36 science and research payloads along with tens of thousands of postcards from Club For Future.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Starlink Group 4-2 & BlueWalker 3
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 34 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. BlueWalker 3 is a rideshar…