Artemis I Mission:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is about to launch its Artemis Program.
- Artemis I is an uncrewed mission of NASA.
- It will test the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion crew capsule.
- Artemis I will be the first in a series of increasingly complex missions to build a long-term human presence at the Moon for decades to come.
- The primary goals for Artemis I are to demonstrate Orion’s systems in a spaceflight environment and ensure a safe re-entry, descent, splashdown, and recovery prior to the first flight with crew on Artemis II.
- Artemis I launch :The SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft have completed their journey from their assembly building to Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
- At launch, the rocket will produce a maximum of more than 3.9 million kilograms of thrust from its four RS-25 engines and five-segment boosters.
- Shortly after launch, the boosters, service module and launch abort systems will be offloaded.
- Then, the core stage engines will be shut down and the core stage will separate from the spacecraft.