Tag: Space Launch System

Orion Enters Distant Retrograde Orbit Around Moon with Critical Engine Burn

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –NASA’s Orion crew capsule entered its a distant retrograde orbit (DRO) trajectory around the Moon after completing a critical thruster firing on Friday afternoon, Nov. 25, of the main engine required for lunar orbit insertion on Flight Day 10 of the 25.5-day long Artemis 1 unpiloted test flight mission. Orion’s Orbital Maneuvering

NASA’s Orion Completes Outbound Powered Lunar Flyby Firing with Luscious Lookbacks to Earth and Moon

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s new era of Artemis exploration continues gathering momentum as the unpiloted Orion crew capsule successfully completed its  outbound powered flyby (OPF) engine burn Monday morning, Nov. 21 and made its closest flyby of the Moon – keeping the human space vehicle and Artemis 1 mission precisely on track for targeting

Last Look at NASA Artemis 1 Moon Rocket Before Hurricane Nicole Forced Launch Delay to Nov. 16: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Here’s a last look at NASA’s Artemis 1 Moon rocket standing vertical at launch pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, Nov. 7, just prior to the impending landfall of Hurricane Nicole on Florida’s East Coast tracking for overnight Thursday, Nov. 10 and consequently face hurricane

Artemis 1 Moved to VAB Protective Hangar at Kennedy due to Hurricane Ian: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In the face of the impending devastating threat from monster Hurricane Ian approaching the Florida peninsula including the Space Coast NASA technicians successfully moved the Artemis 1 Moon rocket back to inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) protective hangar Tuesday morning, Sept. 27, after starting the 4-mile trip from atop launch

Last Look at Artemis 1 atop Launch Pad 39B Before Rollback to VAB Shelter due to Hurricane Ian: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Due to the impending threat from monster Hurricane Ian approaching the Florida peninsula including the Space Coast NASA officials have decided to roll the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) protective shelter on late Monday evening, Sept. 26. “NASA

NASA Successfully Completes Critical Cryogenic Tanking Test for Artemis 1 Moon Rocket: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA successfully completed the critical cryogenic tanking test for the Artemis 1 Moon rocket on Wednesday, Sept. 21, after teams encountered another significant hydrogen leak near the start of the loading process engineers and then effectively resolved them in a timely manner at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center