SLS rocket is ready to fly to the moon with people: NASA released an analysis of Artemis I
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The agency claims that the information collected by Artemis I allows it to be concluded that the SLS meets all expected technical parameters and performance characteristics. This means that the Space Launch System rocket is fully ready for use as part of a mission to fly people around the moon. The flight is planned as part of the Artemis II mission and may take place as early as 2025.
NASA engineers are currently evaluating the collected data in more detail, which will later be taken into account in preparation for the first manned missions to the Moon as part of the further development of the Artemis program.
Before launching the SLS rocket with the Orion spacecraft, the NASA team conducted a series of various pre-flight tests and computer simulations. It is indicated that more than 4 TB of various technical information and images were collected as part of the pre-flight preparation and direct launch of the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft.
As part of the Artemis 1 mission, taking into account data collected by ground cameras, cameras mounted on the rocket, as well as airborne cameras that monitored the launch on November 16, about 31 TB of information was collected. In flight, the main stage of the SLS rocket successfully completed all its main functions . The separation of the ICPS service module with the Orion spacecraft from the degree occurred only four kilometers from the ideally set exit point, which fits into acceptable values.
separated from the Orion spacecraft, allowing the latter to complete its 25-day space mission.
As part of the Artemis program, the NASA aerospace agency is going to land astronauts on the surface of the moon. The landing of people on the surface of the Earth's satellite will take place no earlier than 2025, when the Artemis 3 mission will be launched. The further development of the program to send a man to Mars will depend on the success of this program.
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