NASA delays launch of Artemis 1 mission to after March

Deepak Gupta February 2, 2022
Updated 2022/02/02 at 5:57 PM

THE NASA announced that the launch of the mission Artemis 1 It was postponed. Originally scheduled for March, the mission that aims to test technologies for humanity’s return to the moon will not be carried out until April or May.

NASA delays Artemis 1 to carry out more preparations

The first mission of Artemis Program will not make any landing on the satellite, it will just orbit the Moon for testing the Orion — spacecraft that will carry a crew on the second mission — and send more than ten CubeSats, small artificial satellites, for scientific research during the voyage and in lunar orbit. The reason for the postponement is that the NASA wants to make more adjustments in the integration between the Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS), rocket responsible for propulsion of the spacecraft. These adjustments are made in the GVAan acronym for Vehicle Assembly Sector, located in the SLS. THE NASA expects to launch its Florida rig mission in April or May.

Artemis Program: Humanity Returns to the Moon

THE Artemis Program will have three missions. THE Artemis 1unmanned, will serve as a test for the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraftas well as testing other technologies in the NASA for manned missions in lunar orbit. In May 2024 (if everything goes as planned), it will be the turn of the Artemis 2 take humans into the moon’s orbit and beyond low orbit for the first time since 1972, when the last Apollo mission was carried out. THE Artemis 3 should happen in 2025 and will finally land with humans on Moon53 years after the last visit to the natural satellite.

“Alexa, fly me to the moon”

The sentence above would make a beautiful advertisement in the voice of Frank Sinatra, singer of the song Fly Me To The Moon. But Amazon might be content to see virtual assistant Alexa play the music after fulfilling an astronaut’s request on the mission. Artemis 1. The company will have its virtual assistant present at the mission, the first NASA in your project to take people to the moon again. THE alexa will be tested in its normal assistant role, integrated into Orion, a spacecraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Astronauts will be able to use the virtual assistant to receive telemetry information in real time, such as “Alexa, how fast is Orion”, “Alexa, what cabin temperature”. Well Star Trek this Orion. And oh, Artemis I will be unmanned: to test the use of Alexa, a virtual crew based in Houston was developed. And to celebrate the partnership, new interactions with Alexa will be released on mission day. But you can say “Alexa, take me to the moon” to get Artemis I reminders.


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