Artemis 1

first planned flight of the Space Launch System and the second flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle

Artemis 1[6] (previously known as Exploration Mission-1 and before that Space Launch System-1) is the uncrewed first planned flight of the Space Launch System and the second flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

Artemis 1
Illustration of Orion performing a trans-lunar injection burn (31977035782).jpg
Artist's rendition of Orion spacecraft during a TLI maneuver
Mission typeLunar orbital test flight
OperatorNASA
Mission durationPlanned: 3 weeks
Distance travelledPlanned: 1.3 million mi (2.1 million km)[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeOrion MPCV
ManufacturerLockheed Martin / Airbus
Start of mission
Launch datePlanned: June 2020 (2020-06)[2]
RocketSLS Block 1[3]
Launch siteKennedy LC-39B[4]
End of mission
Landing sitePacific Ocean[5]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemSelenocentric
Period6 days
Moon orbiter
Orbital insertionPlanned: 2020
Exploration Mission-1 patch.png
← AA-2
 

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Around the Moon with NASA's First Launch of SLS with Orion". NASA. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. Clark, Stephen (20 November 2017). "NASA expects first Space Launch System flight to slip into 2020". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. Bergin, Chris (23 February 2012). "Acronyms to Ascent – SLS managers create development milestone roadmap". NASASpaceFlight.com. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  4. Hill, Bill (March 2012). "Exploration Systems Development Status" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  5. Bergin, Chris (14 June 2012). "NASA teams evaluating ISS-built Exploration Platform roadmap". NASASpaceFlight.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  6. Grush, Loren (May 17, 2019). "NASA administrator on new Moon plan: 'We're doing this in a way that's never been done before'". The Verge. Retrieved May 17, 2019.

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