first planned flight of the Space Launch System and the second flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle
Artemis 1 (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.
Artist's rendition of Orion spacecraft during a TLI maneuver
|Mission type||Lunar orbital test flight|
|Mission duration||Planned: 3 weeks|
|Distance travelled||Planned: 1.3 million mi (2.1 million km)|
|Spacecraft type||Orion MPCV|
|Manufacturer||Lockheed Martin / Airbus|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||Planned: June 2020|
|Rocket||SLS Block 1|
|Launch site||Kennedy LC-39B|
|End of mission|
|Landing site||Pacific Ocean|
|Orbital insertion||Planned: 2020|
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- Hill, Bill (March 2012). "Exploration Systems Development Status" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
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- 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.
- Orion website at NASA.gov
- Space Launch System website at NASA.gov
- Simulation of Artemis 1 Launch and CubeSat Deployment at YouTube
- The whole mission simulation at YouTube