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Today’s Deep Space Extra

2 Nov 2021, 13:39 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Next flight to the International Space Station further delayed due to medical issue. NASA announces combined offices, new roles within the agency.

Human Space ExplorationInside Artemis 1’s complex launch windows and constraintsCoalition Member in the News – United Launch AllianceNASAspaceflight.com (11/1): Though counting on the world’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), the Artemis I mission faces challenges in achieving the first flight of an Orion crew capsule around the Moon and back to Earth. Some have to do with gravitational alignments of the Earth, Moon, and sun, so the multi-week, uncrewed test flight can achieve a distant retrograde orbit at the Moon and return for a Pacific Ocean recovery in daylight. The constraints generally permit a two-week launch period followed by a two week stand down. NASA is looking to February 12-27 and March 12-27 for the Artemis I launch windows.
SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronaut launch for NASA delayed by ‘minor medical issue’Space.com (11/1): NASA announced on Monday that the launch of the Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with four U.S. and European astronauts has been pushed back from November 3 to November 6 at the earliest, due ...

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