at what time and where should the launch of the rocket be followed?

ARTEMIS. This Wednesday, November 16, NASA’s SLS mega-rocket is finally set to blast off for the moon. What time does this test flight of NASA’s Artemis program take place? Where to follow the rise live? Information to know.

[Mise à jour le 15 novembre 2022 à 12h44] All lights are green for the launch of the Artemis programme, which should see its SLS (Space Launch System) mega rocket lift off overnight from Tuesday 15 November to Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 1.04am (local time) from Cape Canaveral. in Florida, or 7:04 am (Paris time). For this first flight, which serves as a material test, there are no astronauts on board, only the Orion capsule, well protected in the rocket compartment.

50 years after the last steps of man in moon, this launch is a historic step that marks the beginning of a new space age. This is the first phase of an ambitious program that should allow a small number of astronauts to set foot on the lunar soil again by 2027. But today, it is not about landing on our satellite. On the schedule: 25 days of full-scale tests and maneuvers to assess the endurance of the Orion spacecraft, which will then have to carry the astronauts.

of NASA announced a new launch date for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as part of the Artemis I mission. The next possible launch period will be Wednesday 16 November. Another “return” date has also been announced for November 19, 2022.

The first attempt to launch the SLS rocket of the Artemis I mission took place on Monday, August 29, 2022, followed by a second one on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Both were aborted due to technical problems. The third launch attempt was to take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. But Hurricane Ian wanted otherwise… The same scenario, with Hurricane Nicole, which postponed the takeoff for the fourth time from November 14 to 16, 2022. .

On the night of Tuesday, November 15 through Wednesday, November 16, 2022, NASA’s SLS rocket takes off. at 1:04 am local time (ie 6:04 GMT). In Paris time (France time), the departure starts at 7:04.

The shooting window will last two hours ie. From 1:04 to 03:04 local timewhich corresponds to a niche between 7:04 am and 9:04 am (French time).

Depending on the weather or technical problems, the launch may be postponed to Saturday 19 November 2022 to conduct a new test. The weather at the moment is 90% favorable.

Various media are providing live broadcasts of the launch of the SLS rocket from the Artemis program, which will undoubtedly mark the beginning of a new era of space exploration. Ciel&Espace magazine offers you the opportunity to follow this historic moment on its channel. to YouTubeher account vibration or through Facebook. NASA itself broadcasts the launch of the Artemis mission on its website to YouTube live, and while waiting for the launch, which will take place at 7:04 am (Paris time), NASA is already providing a live view of the rocket installed on the LC-39B launch pad in Florida.

For an even more immersive experience, production studio Felix & Paul, in partnership with Meta Quest, will broadcast the ascension in 8K, in virtual reality on different planets. This experience will also be available to viewers equipped with a virtual reality headset in the Horizon World game, as well as on some streaming sites that support 360° video.

To carry out a program of this magnitude, NASA has acquired equipment to fulfill its ambitions. So, after more than 10 years of development, the famous Space Launch System (SLS) launcher is finally ready to enter the history ofspace exploration. More powerful than the Saturn V, the Apollo 11 launcher, the SLS rocket is the most powerful NASA has ever designed. At a cost of more than $2 billion, the launcher alone represents half the budget of an Artemis mission.

The launch of the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket of the Artemis program is held in Florida at Cape Canaveral at NASA’s launch base. The rocket will lift off from launch pad 39b which saw the various missions of the Apollo program lift off more than 50 years ago.

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