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- June 2, 2023
ESA TV to Livestream Artemis I Launch on Monday
ESA Mission Update
The countdown has started for the first human-rated launch to the Moon in over half a century. ESA’s European Service Module will be powering the Orion spacecraft to our natural satellite and back.
Watch the most powerful rocket ever built launch on 29 August from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. Teams on Earth have a two-hour window from 14:33 CEST to initiate liftoff, so the orbits of our planet and the Moon are aligned for the Artemis I mission.
Follow the livestream on ESA Web TV starting at 12:30 CEST (11:30 BST).
Two more dates are available if liftoff is not possible on 29 August. The Artemis Moon mission can also be launched on 2 and 5 September.
The countdown to launch includes a large amount of fuel loaded into NASA’s Space Launch System rocket SLS. Tanking starts eight hours before launch with the flight director asking for a “go” 15 minutes before launch.
This journey will serve as a test of both the Orion spacecraft and its SLS rocket ahead of crewed flights to the Moon. No crew will be on board Orion this time, and the spacecraft will be controlled by teams on Earth. The second Artemis mission will see four astronauts travel around the Moon on a flyby voyage around our natural satellite.
The European Service Module – or ESM – provides for all astronauts’ basic needs, such as water, oxygen, nitrogen, temperature control, power and propulsion. Much like a train engine pulls passenger carriages and supplies power, the European Service Module will take the Orion capsule to its destination and back.
13 responses to “ESA TV to Livestream Artemis I Launch on Monday”
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go go go
Yes, Boeing really needs a win after Starliner is delayed again.
not that big a deal for STarliner. move on you have endlessly beat this horse
You are right, it is no big thing that the next flight is being delayed so they are able to address the software and thruster issues from the last one.
Give them a break. It’s only been eight years since the contract was signed. What do you want, miracles??
Yeah! Spacex promised a cheap ride to the ISS in 2005 with the first launch in 07 but did not launch till 2010 and did not take astronauts to the ISS till 2020.
Because their capsule, loaded with a ton and a half of hypergolics,
You are right, they are only six years late on a design that dates to the 2004 OSP that NASA held. And it is the very first crew spacecraft they have designed since the 1970’s so it’s understandable there are problems since it is a new learning experience for them.
As I recall, the 2014 contract was $2.6B SpaceX and $4.2B Boeing. I was more annoyed at the SpaceX contract because I was under the impression that the Dragon1 was almost ready as is.
I have a hard time with the learning experience excuse considering the massive resources available to Boeing. SpaceX caught flak for being 3 years late into service. In my mind, Boeing should have been able to beat them to the draw.
In your mind only spacex matters.
Boeing’s entry did not blow itself into pieces.
And….the article is about the SLS.
it has more to do with over all timing than anything else
That is not how it was reported at the news conference on it… In fact it pushes the flight into a period of tight docking schedules at the ISS.
there is some timing with Atlas no worries. remain calm
The spacex fanboys always have to make a negative comment about anything connected to SLS.
Their sickness drives them to spread the toxin, like fungus infected ant brains.