Artemis 1 capsule beams back spectacular farewell views of the moon – Spaceflight Now

The Orion spacecraft captured this stunning view of a crescent Earth and the tip of the moon after completing the return powered flyby maneuver for the Artemis 1 mission Monday. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now Flying just 80 miles (130 kilometers) off the lunar surface, NASA’s Orion capsule fired its main engine Monday to … Read more

NASA celebrates successful Artemis 1 launch by cutting ties

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Orion is in flight! A thunderous roar could be heard for miles around NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) here early Wednesday morning (Nov. 16) as the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket launched an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on the Artemis 1 mission to the moon. Orion‘s journey will take it through … Read more

NASA launches Artemis 1 moon mission on powerful SLS rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new era of deep space exploration has begun. With a mighty roar, the most powerful NASA rocket ever built — the Space Launch System (SLS) — soared into the Florida early morning sky on the Artemis 1 mission, a risky and long-delayed test flight to send a next-generation space capsule … Read more

NASA rules out launch of Artemis 1 moon rocket before mid-November – Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket rolls into High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building on Sept. 27 to take shelter from Hurricane Ian. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA said Friday that officials have ruled out launching the agency’s first giant Space Launch System moon rocket and Orion spacecraft before mid-November, following the rocket’s return … Read more

Artemis 1 rocket moved to hangar as spaceport completes hurricane preps – Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket moves into the Vehicle Assembly Building on Sept. 27. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now NASA moved the Space Launch System moon rocket back into its hangar Tuesday to take shelter from Hurricane Ian, likely pushing back the next launch attempt for the agency’s long-delayed Artemis 1 lunar test … Read more

NASA targets Tuesday to fly Artemis 1, despite weather outlook

Derek Richardson September 23rd, 2022 The Artemis 1 Space Launch System rocket at the launch pad. Credit: NASA While keeping a weather eye on the horizon, NASA has opted to proceed with a launch attempt for Artemis 1 on Sept. 27 following the completion of a tanking test two days ago. NASA performed a tanking … Read more

Airbus talks ESM delivery process for upcoming Artemis flights

The European Space Agency (ESA) is providing the European Service Module (ESM), the provider of propulsion and life support for the Orion crew capsule. The ESM sits on top of the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) on the Space Launch System (SLS), which is being prepared for its third launch attempt on the Artemis I … Read more

NASA completes cryogenic tanking test on Artemis 1 moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

Vapors stream away from NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket during a cryogenic tanking test Wednesday. Credit: NASA Engineers filled up the Artemis 1 moon rocket with more than 750,000 gallons of super-cold propellants in a tanking test Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center after troubleshooting a persistent hydrogen leak. NASA’s launch director said she was … Read more