NASA announces that it will launch an unmanned flight around the moon in February 2022

NASA announces that it will launch an unmanned flight around the moon in February 2022


NASA has announced that it will be the US space agency to launch an unmanned flight around the moon in February 2022. It said it is in the final stages of testing to launch its Orion Csule into orbit around the moon with its Space Launch System rocket.

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NASA has announced that it will be the US space agency to launch an unmanned flight around the moon in February 2022. It said it is in the final stages of testing to launch its Orion Csule into orbit around the moon with its Space Launch System rocket.

NASA said the Artemis-1 mission will “pave the way for a future flight test with the crew” before undertaking “more complex missions with astronauts on and around the moon”.

“Artemis 1 will provide a foundation for human exploration of space and demonstrate our commitment and ability to expand human existence to the moon and beyond prior to the first crewed flight on Artemis 2,” it said.

The space agency will conduct a series of tests by February. This includes the interface and the communication systems as well as a dress rehearsal a few weeks before the start.

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It also said that a date will be set for the start if the dress rehearsal is successful.

This came after NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, which took off on October 16 to explore distant asteroids, had problems with one of its solar panels.

Lucy will explore the Trojan asteroids using a range of remote sensing instruments. In addition, the navigation cameras are used to determine the shes of the Trojan asteroids.

Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids are small bodies that are remnants of our early solar system that are now placed in stable orbits that are connected, but not nearby, to the giant planet Jupiter.

These primitive bodies contain important clues for deciphering the history of the solar system.

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