Paul Sutton

NASA

DART Plantary Defense Test

While NASA has been busy with the Artemis mission to the moon, which has been subject to technical setbacks, more recently a weather event. Nevertheless they are still busy.

Their latest mission (DART), has been a success. The idea behind this, is to crash a probe in to an asteroid, with the view to changing it's trajectory. This is useful as once we know that this is possible, we can protect the Earth from incoming asteroids or potentially other objects.

I have asked a few related questions on Science Forums, a link to which is below.

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Artemis 1 – Mission part 7

The plan is to try another launch during 27/9/2022. Check the NASA site for details. NASA is keeping an eye on the weather and an approaching tropical storm. Fingers Crossed the launch can go ahead.

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Artemis 1 – Mission part 6

The plan is to try another launch during the next window. This will be week commencing 20/9/2022. Check the NASA site for details. Fingers crossed all the issues have been solved and the launch can go ahead as planned.

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James Webb Update 6/9/2022

Latest image from the James Webb Telescope, Tarantula Nebula

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Artemis 1 – Mission part 5

An update on the Artemis 1 moon mission can be found on the NASA blog

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Artemis 1 – Mission part 4

The planned Artemis launch for Saturday 3rd September has been scrubbed due to the Hydrogen leak problem

There other launch windows so NASA will try again on the next available date.

These missions are not easy, it is a case of trying to find out what is causing the problem, fixing it and trying again.

There is a link to a downloadable launch window calender here

artemis display Display at Paignton Library

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James Webb Update 1/9/2022

Latest image from the James Webb Telescope is the first image of a distant world taken by the telescope. The first of many that will hopefully be taken over the coming years.

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Artemis 1 – Mission part 3

The planned Artemis launch for Monday 29th August was scrubbed due to a series of technical issues.

If all goes well, NASAs Artemis SLS will launch Saturday 3rd September and start a new era in the human quest to explore the Moon, Mars and eventually beyond.

NASA is heading back to the Moon, Artemis 1 is the unmanned test mission which if all goes well will lead in to further missions over the next few years.

Please take timings etc from the NASA website and NOT from this blog. I am not responsible for you missing anything.

artemis display

Display at Paignton Library

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Artemis 1 – Mission part 2

If all goes well, NASAs Artemis SLS will launch tomorrow (Monday) and start a new era in the human quest to explore the Moon, Mars and eventually beyond.

NASA is heading back to the Moon, Artemis 1 is the unmanned test mission which if all goes well will lead in to further missions over the next few years.

According to the schedule coverage starts at 12:00 am (morning) on Monday eastern time which would make it about 5am UK time (assuming EST is UK time – 5).

As full coverage starts at 6:30 a.m Eastern time, this would make it 11 am UK time so late morning (ish). The best way to ensure you catch the launch is to check out the social media / website and youtube channels which are linked to from the above schedule page.

Please take timings etc from the NASA website and NOT from this blog. I am not responsible for you missing anything.

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Artemis 1 – Mission

NASA is heading back to the Moon, the Artemis rocket has now left the VAB and made its way to the launch site at KSC, in Florida.

This unmanned rocket is due to launch at the end of August, if all goes well it will pave the way for more missions back to the moon over the next few years and beyond.

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