2021-10-13

ESA will play an important role in NASA’s return to the moon program

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ESA will play an important role in NASA’s return to the moon program

when Artemis I is ready for launch, the second European service module (esm-2) will be shipped to the United States, and esm-3 is also under construction. However, the second Artemis mission has a key difference: it will carry four astronauts over the moon. Esm-2 will provide propulsion, power, oxygen, water and life support, as well as control the temperature of the passenger compartment on the track. Esm-3 will go further and send the first astronaut to the moon

Artemis I (the previous exploration mission-1 mission) will be the first comprehensive test of NASA’s deep space exploration system: Orion spacecraft, space launch system (SLS) rocket and the ground system of Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. As the first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will be an unmanned flight test, which will lay the foundation for human deep space exploration and demonstrate the commitment and ability to expand human survival to the moon and beyond

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in this flight, the spacecraft will be launched with the world’s most powerful rocket and fly farther than any spacecraft built for human beings. In about three weeks of mission, it will fly 280000 miles from the earth and thousands of miles beyond the moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any spacecraft built for astronauts (without docking with the space station) and return home faster than ever before

Mike sarafin, mission manager of NASA’s Artemis I, said: “this is a real mission. It will do what it has never done and learn what it doesn’t know. It will open up a clue that people will follow in the next Orion flight to prepare for the mission.”

for the first time, NASA will use a European made system as a key element of the power and propulsion of American spacecraft. The service module of the spacecraft is provided by ESA and its partner Airbus defense and space Department, extending NASA’s international cooperation from the international space station to deep space exploration. The service module is ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will send astronauts to the moon and elsewhere

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