update on NASAArtemis I Moon mission…
Right Moves for a Small Satellite Mission…
And a great idea to look for water ice on the Moon… Some stories we’re going to tell you about – this week at NASA!
Artemis I Moon mission still targeting November launch
NASA still targeting November 14 to launch space launch system missile and Orion spacecraft on me Artemis I. An unmanned flight test will send Orion beyond the Moon and back to Earth.
CAPSTONE completes successful maneuver
distance Successful course correction maneuverThe CAPSTONE spacecraft It is still expected to reach lunar orbit on November 13. CAPSTONE will experience the same unique elliptical lunar orbit that lunar outpost gate will be used as part of NASA’s Artemis Program.
Searching the Moon’s Antarctic Craters for Water Ice
NASA agency lunar flashlight It is a small satellite that will use a laser to search for water ice inside the darkest craters on the moon’s south pole. Water ice could provide a valuable resource for astronauts on future lunar missions. Lunar Flashlight is scheduled to launch in November.
This visualization simulates the illumination at the Moon’s south pole in the year 2023. The field of view includes the area south of 88°S latitude. Credit: NASA’s Science Visualization Studio
Illumination at the south pole of the moon
This NASA visualization simulates illumination at the Moon’s south pole throughout 2023 and gives you an idea of what some of the craters will look like from above. Data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was used to create this visualization.
That’s what’s up this week @NASA…
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