Artemis I – UPSC Prelims

Artemis I:
  • It is an uncrewed space mission by NASA.
  • It is the first of NASA’s deep space exploration systems.
  • The spacecraft will be launched through a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is the most powerful rocket in the world.
  • The SLS rocket has been designed for space missions beyond low-earth orbit and can carry crew or cargo to the moon and beyond.
  • During the mission, the spacecraft will travel around 2,80,000 miles from the earth for over six weeks.
  • The spacecraft will consist of an Orion capsule which will remain in space without docking to a space station.
  • The exercise aims to collect information and to allow mission controllers to assess the performance of the spacecraft.
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