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NASA postponed the mission in preparation for the “colonization” of the moon

NASA postponed to 2022 The start of the Artemis I drone mission, which constitutes the first step of lunar colonization projectAccording to information published by the US space agency.

The first window for launching the Orion capsule on a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from Cape Canaveral (Florida) is from February 12 to 27, there are further 15-day periods set for March (days 12 to 27) and April. (8 to 23), in case a delay is needed.

After several tests, the missile will be Go to the launch pad for a final test in January, with the first window of launch in February, authorities confirmed to reporters during a phone call. “The February launch period begins on the 12th of February and our last chance in February will be on the 27th,” said Mike Sarafin, head of the Artemis 1 mission.

The next windows are in March and then in April. These possible launch periods depend on the mechanics of the orbit and Earth’s relative position with respect to its natural moon. The mission is expected to last between four and six weeks.

very It will deploy a series of small satellites, known as CubeSats, to conduct experiments and technical presentations.

Although it will likely be delayed, Artemis 2 is technically scheduled for 2023 and Artemis 3 for 2024, which will determine Humanity’s return to the moon for the first time since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

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