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NASA will build a vehicle for the Artemis mission

NASA will build a vehicle for the Artemis mission

after Successful Artemis I unmanned missionAt the end of 2022, NASA will organize preparations for its return to the moon, and it was announced last year Staff of Artemis II. The second part of the project is a flight test; The four astronauts will fly over the moon through its orbit, without landing, to evaluate the Orion spacecraft's systems.

It is now scheduled to take place in September 2025 Artemis II is the intermediate step of Artemis III, Scheduled for 2026. The final phase of Project Artemis will finally send humans to the surface of the moon, more than 50 years after the last Apollo mission.

NASA is already evaluating potential equipment for future landings on the moon, including the lunar rover. three companies, Intuitive machines, Lunar outpost that it Venturi astrolabeThey were selected to develop the lunar module for the Artemis explorations.

The trio will develop their team's ideas for a Lunar Terrestrial Vehicle (LTV) to help astronauts explore the lunar region. South Pole The Moon – where frozen water is believed to be located. The vehicles need to accommodate two astronauts in their spacesuits and withstand the harsh conditions of the satellite.

In addition, the car must also be a remote control car. The planned LTV must have remotely operated capabilities so NASA can continue to conduct testing and exploration even when astronauts are not on the Moon in order to “enable science and discovery on the Moon.” moon During the year.”

Once the systems are approved, NASA will do so to request “Demonstration mission” to further develop LTV. With this, it plans to deliver the vehicle to the lunar surface, where it will undergo performance tests and safety verification, before making its first official flight on the mission. Artemis F – Which will be the third manned landing on the moon.

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“We will use LTV to travel to places we couldn't reach on foot, increasing our ability to explore and make new scientific discoveries.” He said Jacob Bleicher, lead exploration scientist for the Exploration Systems Development mission.

The desired goal is Artemis program It is, in addition to scientific discoveries, technological development, creating a sustainable existence in moon. The idea is that the satellite acts as a “stopping point” for future human and manned missions to Mars.

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