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10 things you didn’t know would be flying into space with the Artemis I mission

NASA will launch its highly anticipated Artemis program tomorrow With the launch of an unmanned mission that will travel from Cape Canaveral (Florida) to orbit the Moon.

Said takeoff would be at 7:04 Spanish Peninsular TimeBut in case you didn’t know, there are ten space objects that will fly into space to complete additional missions.

1) Ten CubeSats

accompanying the trip are ten CubeSats (mini researchers) that will travel on the SLS rocket and will be deployed in different trajectories After the departure of Orion for its lunar orbit.

said space equipment Will reach his personal destination using different techniques Electric and microelectronic propulsion, a solar sail, and a star tracker that detects and navigates planets and galaxies.

2) Chandra Icecube

Lunar IceCube’s target is Efind water on the surface of Map the Moon and its location using an infrared spectrometer, plus it has a propulsion system powered by iodine propellant.

3) Manager H-Map

LunaH-Map (Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper, its short name) is a small spacecraft that will embark on a 60-day mission that includes 141 orbits around the Moon. In the meantime, A detailed map of parts of the lunar surface will be prepared using neutron spectroscopy techniques.

The SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft on the launch pad in Florida.
NASA

4) Omotenashi

Moon exploration techniques demonstrated by the NAno semi-hard impactor (OMOTENASHI) are designed to test techniques and trajectory maneuvers that allow a small lander lands on the moon,

5) Chandra

LunIR will use a medium wave infrared sensor take pictures of the moon’s surface, The data will help NASA learn about the Moon’s composition, structure and interactions to reduce potential risks.

6) Cusp

The CubeSat for Studying Solar Particles (CUSP) will be one of the first CubeSats to travel into interplanetary space, the region around the Sun and the planets of our Solar System. This satellite is dedicated Studying the dynamic particles and magnetic fields emanating from the Sun,

7) Scout

Scout will be the first interplanetary CubeSat to travel on the solar wind using sunlight to generate asteroid motion and will attempt to Determining the physical properties of an asteroid close to Earth, such as its size, volume, and debris.

Timeline of the Artemis I mission.
Timeline of the Artemis I mission.
NASA

8) horseman

Will remain within the evacuation zone for EQUULEUS (EquilibriUm Lunar-Earth point 6U spacecraft) Observation and Characterization of the Dust Environment in the Moon’s Orbit,

9) Argomoon

ArgoMoon has advanced software Guide the navigation and maneuvering of CubeSats In the vicinity of the SLS rocket’s provisional cryogenic propulsion stage.

10) BioSentinel

BioSentinel consists of a microfluidic card that takes advantage of the physical properties of liquids and gases at the microbial scale, thus, studies the effects of space radiation Interplanetary in yeast.

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