Artemis I launch mission is going to prepare today, 2022

Artemis I launch day finally arrived for the uncrewed Artemis I mission to lift off on its journey around the moon. Tune in to NASA’s website and TV channels to see the final preparations and witness the launch.

Artemis I launch

Celebrity appearances like Jack Black, Chris Evans, and Keke Palmer and performances of Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s “America the Beautiful” and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are also a part of the show.

The 322-foot-high (98-foot-tall) stack consisting of Space Launch System rockets and the Orion spacecraft glows in the morning darkness at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The stack sits on historic Launchpad 39B, which previously lifted Apollo 10 and shuttle missions.

According to the latest forecast, weather conditions remain 80% favorable for a launch at the beginning of a window that opens at 8:33 and closes at 10:33.
But an offshore storm with the potential for lightning prevented the team from starting the fueling process, which was scheduled to begin at midnight, for more than an hour.

The team twice stopped filling the tank with liquid hydrogen due to an initial leak and pressure build-up, but tanking has resumed. The team will now assess whether the leak will remain and how it can be fixed.

Engineers are also working to find out what caused the 11-minute delay in communication between the Orion spacecraft and the ground system. This problem can affect the start of the terminal count or the countdown that starts when there are 10 minutes left on the clock before liftoff. But according to NASA, engineers feel better about figuring out the issue before the terminal count.

Artemis I launch Mission Overview

Artemis I launch

Artemis’s journey will last 42 days as it travels to the moon, loops around it, and returns to Earth — traveling a total of 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers). On Oct. 10, the capsule will splash into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. While the passenger list doesn’t include any humans, it does have passengers: three mannequins and a plush Snoopy toy will ride Orion.

The crew on Artemis Eye may seem a bit unusual, but they each serve a purpose. Snoopy will act as a zero gravity indicator — meaning that once he reaches the space environment, he will start floating inside the capsule.

The mannequins, named Commanders Munkin Campos, Helga, and Zohar, will measure deep space radiation so that future crews can sense and test new suits and shielding technology. A biology experiment carrying seeds, algae, fungi, and yeast has been embedded inside Orion to measure how life responds to this radiation as well.

Orion’s internal and external cameras will share images and video throughout the mission, including live views from the Callisto experiment, which will capture a stream of Commander Munikine Campos sitting in the commander’s seat. If you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, you can ask it about the location of the mission every day.

Science experiments and technology demonstrations aboard a rocket. The 10 small satellites, called Cubesats, will detach and collect data on the lunar and deep space environments in their own separate ways.

The inaugural mission of the Artemis program will begin a phase of space exploration that lands a diverse astronaut crew in previously unexplored areas of the moon and eventually delivers a crewed mission to Mars.

The rocket and spacecraft will be tested and put through their paces for the first time before carrying astronauts to the Moon on Artemis II and Artemis III in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

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