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Today’s Deep Space Extra

25 Oct 2021, 14:12 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA announces launch window for Artemis I. Ariane 5 rocket sets new payload mass record ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Human Space Exploration

NASA targets February launch for Artemis 1 Moon mission
Coalition Members in the News – Jacobs, United Launch Alliance
Spaceflightnow.com (10/23): NASA will aim for a launch period that starts on February 12 and extends to February 27 for the Artemis I test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) and uncrewed Orion capsule to the Moon. The launch window was announced on Friday as stacking of the 322-foot-tall SLS rocket and Orion crew capsule in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) launch site was completed. More ground testing is planned. Backup launch opportunities for the test flight are March 12-27 and April 8-23.

Space Science

Arianespace breaks payload mass record on final Ariane 5 launch before Webb
Coalition Member in the News – RUAG Space
Spaceflightnow.com (10/24): The launch of an Arianespace Ariane 5 from French Guiana Saturday that placed two communications satellites in a geostationary transfer orbit also featured the second demonstration of an upgraded fairing ...

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