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NASA is set to make history once again on August 29 when it will launch the Artemis I mission to the moon almost 50 years after the last Apollo mission that took humanity to the Moon. The mission is scheduled to launch during a launch window that starts at 6.03 PM IST on August 29.
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NASA will host a live broadcast of the event which will feature celebrity appearances from Jack Black, Chris Evans, and Keke Palmer. It will also include a special performance of the American national anthem by musicians Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock. There will also be a performance of “America the Beautiful,” conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. You can watch the livestream right here and get updated about the mission as it happens.
The Artemis I mission will also carry a host of secondary payloads to Earth orbit, lunar orbit and beyond. Here are the various secondary payloads that will be hitching a ride on the SLS rocket.
Developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo and JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency), EQUULEUS will image Earth’s plasmasphere for a better understanding of our planet’s radiation environment from Lagrange Point 2.
Developed by the Southwest Research Institute in Texas, CuSP will act as a “space weather station,” measuring particles and magnetic fields.
The NEA Scout will travel to a near-Earth asteroid to take pictures and observe characteristics of its surface. It is developed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.
The Lunar IceCube is developed by the Morehead State University in Kentucky and will look for water in all forms and other volatile compounds using an infrared spectrometer.
LunaH-Map, developed by researchers at Arizona State University, will create high-fidelity maps of near-surface hydrogen craters and other permanently shadowed regions of the Moon’s South Pole with neutron spectrometers
Developed by JAXA, OMOTENASHI is the smallest lunar lander ever and will study the Moon’s environment
LunIR was developed by Lockheed Martin and as the name suggests, will perform advanced infrared imaging of the Moon’s surface.