Artemis I Launch Update: Next launch attempt is scheduled for 27 September 2022. All eyes will be on the historic Launch Complex 39B when the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket lift off for the first time from NASA’s modernized Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 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.
Mission Facts:
Launch date: Sept. 27, 2022
Mission duration: 38 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes
Total distance traveled: 1.3 miIlion miles
Re-entry speed: 24,500 mph (Mach 32)
Splashdown: Nov. 05, 2022
NASA Adjusts Dates for Artemis I Cryogenic Demonstration Test and Launch; Progress at Pad Continues.
NASA has adjusted the targeted dates for a cryogenic demonstration test and to the next launch opportunities for Artemis I, the first integrated flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon. The agency will conduct the demonstration test no earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 21, and has updated…
The mission patch for Artemis I showcases several elements within the design that carry symbolic meaning for this historic flight including the triangular shape and the colors of silver, orange, red, white, and blue.
The launch director waived off today’s Artemis I launch attempt at approximately 11:17 a.m. EDT.
Teams encountered a liquid hydrogen leak while loading the propellant into the core stage of the
Space Launch System rocket. Multiple troubleshooting efforts to address the area of the leak by reseating
a seal in the quick disconnect where liquid hydrogen is fed into the rocket did not fix the issue.
Engineers are continuing to gather additional data. When there’s a new launch date available
we will share and your registration will move forward to the new date.
While we wait some great mission content. Looking for an introduction to #Artemis?
Hear from NASA’s Exploration Mission Planning Chief Nujoud Merancy on the latest episode of Houston, We Have a Podcast.
Find the latest at the Artemis Mission Blog.