Jan, 2021 - By WMR
The Artemis I will be launched in 2021 to check the life support, communication, and other systems.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has updated its Artemis program to return the United States astronauts to the Moon, as well as set up a permanent human presence on the Moon. NASA plans to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024. The Artemis program is a spaceflight program that has the goal of landing humans on the Moon, especially at the lunar South Pole by 2024. Moreover, NASA has selected three U.S. based companies or space agencies named SpaceX, Dynetics, and Blue Origin to design and develop human landing systems for the Artemis mission.
Now, all three will develop lander concepts for the next 10 months, NASA will evaluate those designs up until February 2021. However, now, NASA not only plans to land astronauts on the Moon, as well as set up a permanent moon base. Over the past 18 months, the Artemis program has made notable progress, and the giant Space Launch System will be soon shipped to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final integration. The Artemis I will be launched in 2021 to check the life support, communication, and other systems.
Followed by the Artemis II that will be launched in 2023 and then the Artemis III in 2024. The Orion spacecraft will either dock with a lunar lander to bring astronauts to the surface, or with a gateway outpost before moving to the lander. Gateway outpost components scheduled for integration in 2023, however, the semi-autonomous station that will be used for Artemis III has not yet been determined. Moreover, it will conduct space weather experiments autonomously before its first visits. With the Artemis program, NASA will reflect the world with industry, international partners, and government in a global effort to build and test the systems required for challenging missions such as Mars and beyond.