Artemis 1

uncrewed spaceflight; first flight in the Artemis program, and first flight of NASA's SLS rocket

Artemis 1[5] (previously known as Exploration Mission-1 and before that Space Launch System-1) was an uncrewed flight of the Space Launch System and the second flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. It was launched on 16th November, 2022, at 1:47 AM EST, from LC-39B in KSC, Florida. The flight ended on 11 December; The space capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean.[6]

Artemis 1
Artemis 1 Launching from LC-39B
Mission typeLunar orbital test flight
COSPAR ID2022-156A
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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 date16th November 2022
RocketSLS Block 1[2]
Launch siteKennedy LC-39B[3]
End of mission
Landing sitePacific Ocean[4]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemSelenocentric
Period6 days
Moon orbiter
Orbital insertion2022
← AA-2


  1. "Around the Moon with NASA's First Launch of SLS with Orion". NASA. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. Bergin, Chris (23 February 2012). "Acronyms to Ascent – SLS managers create development milestone roadmap". Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. Hill, Bill (March 2012). "Exploration Systems Development Status". NASA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  4. Bergin, Chris (14 June 2012). "NASA teams evaluating ISS-built Exploration Platform roadmap". Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  5. 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.
  6. Retrieved 2022-12-12

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