HomeSpace FlightCritical test for NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission kicks off today

Critical test for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission kicks off today

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission is about to embark on a critical prelaunch test.

The space agency plans to begin the “wet dress rehearsal” for Artemis 1 this afternoon (April 1) at Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The three-day test will take the Artemis 1 stack — a Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket topped with an Orion crew capsule — through many of its prelaunch procedures, to ensure that its various systems are behaving as expected. Essentially, the test will see the mission team walk through (most of) the steps of a real launch, minus the launch itself. 

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments