NASA Begins Transportation Of Its“Lunar Megarocket” To A Lau…
NASA’s new giant rocket began its first transfer to a launch pad on Thursday to undergo a series of tests that, if successful, will allow it to embark on its mission to reach the Moon this summer.
The SLS rocket left the assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida around 5:47 p.m.
(21:47 GMT) and will take eleven hours to arrive, transported by a huge vehicle, to the legendary launch complex 39B, located just over six kilometers of distance.
With the Orion capsule at its tip, the SLS rocket is 98 meters tall, taller than the Statue of Liberty, but slightly less than the 110 meters of the Saturn V rocket, which sent man to the Moon during the Apollo missions..
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However, the SLS will have a thrust of 39.1 meganewtons, 15% more than Saturn V, making it the most powerful rocket in the world.“It’s a symbol of our country,” Tom Whitmeyer, a senior NASA official, told reporters this week.
Foreign [Music] NASA begins transportation of its lunar Mega rocket to a Lao NASA's new giant Rocket began its first transfer to a Launch pad on Thursday to undergo a Series of tests that if successful will Allow it to embark on its mission to Reach the moon this summer The SLS Rocket left the Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida around 5 47 p.m 2147 GMT and will take 11 hours To arrive transported by a huge vehicle To the legendary launch complex 39b Located just over six kilometers of Distance with the Orion capsule at its Tip the SLS rocket is 98 meters tall Taller than the Statue of Liberty but Slightly less than the 110 meters of the Saturn V rocket which sent man to the Moon during the Apollo missions to stay Up to date with latest top stories make Sure to subscribe to this YouTube Channel by clicking the button above This video however the SLS will have a Thrust of 39.1 Mega Newtons 15 more than Pattern B making it the most powerful Rocket and the world dot it's a symbol Of our country Tom Whitmire a senior NASA official told reporters this week a Symbol however accompanied by a bill of 4 100 million dollars 3700 million euros Per launch for the first four Artemis Missions to the moon the Inspector
General of the U.S space agency Paul Martin stressed before Congress this Month once it hits the launch pad Engineers will have about two weeks to Run a series of tests before a Pre-launch dress rehearsal on April 3 The SLS team will load more than 3 Million liters of cryogenic fuel into The rocket and repeat each stage of the Countdown until the last 10 seconds Without starting the engines the rocket Will then be defueled for a safe aborted Launch demonstration NASA is targeting a May 1st launch window for Artemis 1 an Unmanned lunar mission that will be the First to combine the SLS rocket and Orion capsule the SLS will first place Orion in low earth orbit before thanks To its upper stage performing a Transliner injection this maneuver is Necessary to send Orion more than 450 000 kilometers from Earth and almost 64 000 kilometers beyond the Moon farther Than any other manned spacecraft during Its three-week Mission Orion will deploy 10 shoebox-sized satellites called Cubesats that will collect information About deep space the capsule will travel To The Far Side of the Moon using its Thrusters provided by the European Space Agency Issa and then returned to Earth Specifically to the Pacific off the Coast of California we will have to wait For Artemis to scheduled for 2024 to see
A man test flight then the capsule will Go around the Moon without landing on it While Artemis 3 scheduled for 2025 at The earliest will take the first woman And the first black person to lunar soil At the South Pole of the satellite NASA Wants to test some technologies on the Moon that it wants to use during its Future missions to Mars in the 2030s With its launch SLS will enter the Category aof super heavy launchers for The moment only made up of SpaceX Falcon Heavy which is smaller than the SLS Elon Musk's company is developing another Deep space rocket Starship which is Fully reusable and which the billionaire Said would be ready for an orbital test This year Starship will be bigger and More powerful than the SLS at 120 meters Tall it will have an output of 75 Mega Newtons and will be much cheaper According to Elon Musk within a few Years the cost per launch could be Reduced to 10 million dollars 9 million Euros but the two rockets are not Comparable the SLS is designed to go Directly to its final destination while SpaceX plans to launch a Starship rocket Into orbit and then resupply it with Another Starship rocket to extend its Range and payload NASA has also Contracted with SpaceX for a version of Starship that would be used as a lunar Landing vehicle for Artemis