Building Blocks of Artemis 1 - Ascent Abort - 2 Flight is all set for TestNisha Gowri (Author) Published Date : Jun 06, 2019 21:15 IST
Artemis 1 Ascent Abort: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is getting ready as Ascent Abort – 2 Flight Test for Artemis 1 set for July 2, 2019. Without crew abroad, the flight test will put Orion’s launch abort system to work in a high flying fast paced trial.
This test paves for the two things. One would be the Artemis 2 mission, the first flight of astronauts abroad Orion and the powerful new Space Launch System rocket on a mission to carry humans around the moon for the first time in half a century.
The agenda goes as follows. After the Artemis 2, NASA will send the first women and the next man to step foot on the Moon in 2024. In the mission of Artemis 1, the unscrewed first flight of SLS and Orion will have NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and Jacobs Test and Operations Contract teams for the preparations.
The test will last up to 3 minutes but the preparations have made them learn a lot of things that are going to help them throughout the Space exploration and particularly in the future Artemis Mission. The Orion spacecraft with the launch abort system to an altitude of about 6 miles will travel at a speed of 1000 miles per hour.
Many organizations are responsible for getting this done and so many people are in the handling of a variety of elements. The biggest challenge in this was navigating the differences to ensure that so the hardware and the humans to go hand in hand for the overall success.
Something that would be permanent is that Lockheed Martin built the launch abort system inside the LASF, then hand off to the EGS/TOSC team in place at the facility. That team brought the crew module and separation ring to the facility and handled all the integration. And this process will continue throughout the future Artemis Mission.
Building Blocks of Artemis 1 - Ascent Abort - 2 Flight is all set for Test