Artemis progress

Artemis progress

Artemis completed

2011

  • 00-00-2011 Super heavy-lift expendable launch vehicle under development by NASA.

2014

  • 05-12-2014 Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1). Orion launched on a Delta IV Heavy (3 boosters).

2017

  • 00-00-2017 Start of a program to return to the Moon and visit Mars. Introduction Space Launch System (SLS).

2019

  • 00-00-2019 Program is named ‘Artemis’ in honor of Apollo’s twin sister in Greek mythology, the goddess of the Moon.
  • 00-00-2019 Water Flow Test Mobile Launcher (ML).

2020

  • 25-06-2020 The Orion crew module and its adapter for the first crewed Artemis mission are undergoing testing and maintenance at KSC. Artemis II.
  • 25-06-2020 Hardware on the move for Artemis II.
  • 02-07-2020 Artemis II Orion Stage Adapter taking shape. Artemis II.
  • 08-07-2020 Heat shield milestone for first Artemis mission with crew. Artemis II.
  • 11-09-2020 At KSC the Orion SM-STA test article is separated from the CMA test article, and portions of the Crew Module Adapter (CMA) test article support qualifications tests in preparation for the Artemis II mission.
  • 21-09-2020 Artemis plan to land first woman, next man on the Moon in 2024. Artemis II.
  • 25-09-2020 Orion test articles arrive at KSC for testing on future Artemis missions.Artemis II.
  • 25-11-2020 Orion test article ready to make another splash for Artemis II.
  • 02-12-2020 SLS Core Stages taking shape for Artemis II and III.

2021

  • 25-03-2021 NASA and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) formalize gateway partnership for the Artemis program.
  • 18-03-2021 Core Stage Test RS-25 engines.
  • 25-03-2021 NASA begins major assembly of rocket stage for Artemis II.
  • 05-04-2021 Under Pressure! New Rainbird System Will Protect Artemis II.
  • 06-04-2021 Orion Drop Test.
  • 07-04-2021 Orion Makes a big splash for Artemis II.
  • 22-04-2021 NASA Team preparing hardware for future Moon rockets. Artemis II.
  • 30-09-2021 RS-25 engines Test Series.
  • 00-00-2021 AFT Segments Transport.
  • 00-00-2021 Solid Booster Stacking.
  • 00-00-2021 Mobile Launcher Roll Back.
  • 00-00-2021 Launch Countdown Test.
  • 00-00-2021 Orion Jettison Fairing installation.
  • 00-00-2021 Total of 48 Engine tests.
  • 00-00-2021 Total of 25 Drop tests for the parachutes.
  • 00-00-2021 Total of 3 Flight tests for the LAS. 
  • 00-00-2021 Thermal Vacuum Test of 47 days. 
  • 14-10-2021 Orion ‘Powerhouse’ for Artemis II arrives at KSC.
  • 14-12-2021 Artemis II rocket hardware ready for final outfitting.

2022

  • 21-06-2022 Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR). Loading and unloading propellant.
  • 21-07-2022 Solid rocket booster static test. Full duration static fire of a 5 segment booster. Same type that will be used by SLS Artemis. 
  • 01-08-2022 Software updates after the Wet Dress Test Campaign are installed in the Test Configuration Identification (TCID). This is a software set for simulation and will be used for launch. Loaded in the controlroom on 03-08-2022.
  • 02-08-2022 Final Orion power-up.
  • 03-08-2022 Payload items in CM  and working.
  • 03-08-2022 Upper stage.
  • 03-08-2022 Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) closed.
  • 03-08-2022 Core Stage Forward Skirt Area.
  • 03-08-2022 Engine section.
  • 03-08-2022 Boosters.
  • 04-08-2022 The Core Stage Intertank Area is still open because access is needed for the Flight Safety System or Flight Termination System Test (FTST). Test scheduled for 08-08-2022 (1).
  • 04-08-2022 Final Launch Team Training Event. Full simulation of the launch countdown all the way to terminal count.
  • 05-08-2022 Boosters Forward Assemblies are still open because access is needed for the Flight Safety System or Flight Termination System Test (FTST). Test scheduled for 08-08-2022 (2).
  • 13-08-2022 Closing of the hatch.
  • 18-08-2022 Roll-out.
  • 19-08-2022 NASA Identifies 13 candidate regions (9 miles x 9 miles) for moon landings near the south pole (all within 124 miles from the south pole). Each of these regions is located within six degrees of latitude of the lunar South Pole and, collectively, contain diverse geologic features. Together, the regions provide landing options for all potential Artemis III launch opportunities. Specific landing sites are tightly coupled to the timing of the launch window, so multiple regions ensure flexibility to launch throughout the year. Regions: Faustini Rim A, Peak Near Shackleton, Connecting Ridge, Connecting Ridge Extension, de Gerlache Rim 1, de Gerlache Rim 2, de Gerlache-Kocher Massif, Haworth, Malapert Massif, Leibnitz, Beta Plateau, Nobile Rim 1, Nobile Rim 2, Amundsen Rim.
  • 29-08-2022 Artemis I: Launch scrubbed at T-40.
      • Not able to chill down the four RS-25
      • Hydrogen leak
  • 03-09-2022 Artemis I: Launch scrubbed at T-2.40
      • Hydrogen leak
  • 21-09-2022 Artemis Cryogenic Demonstration Test Concludes, all objectives met. SLS still on the launch pad.
      • Kickstart:
      • Transition from slow fill to fast fill for the liquid hydrogen (LH2) tank:
      • Before this massive amount of fuel is delivered to the engines, SLS engineers chill down the engines to thermally condition them to receive the propellant. The engine thermal conditioning is “kick started” by delivering liquid hydrogen to the engines at the same time the liquid hydrogen core stage tank is being filled.
      • This procedure was developed during core stage Green Run testing when all four engines were chilled and ignited, just as they are during launch. By doing this early in the launch countdown, engineers can evaluate data and ensure that the engine components are sufficiently saturated with super cold liquid hydrogen that chills them before they proceeded with terminal count down leading to launch.
  • 24-09-2022 Launch at 27-09-2022 Tuesday, 11:37 a.m. EDT (17:37 CEST): Artemis I Launch Window, 70 minute window. Landing on 05-11-2022. Launch scrubbed at 24-09-2022. Tropical storm.
  • 26-09-2022 Roll back to the VAB. Based on the latest weather predictions associated with Hurricane Ian, after additional data gathered overnight did not show improving expected conditions for the Kennedy Space Center area. The decision allows time for employees to address the needs of their families and protect the integrated rocket and spacecraft system. The time of first motion also is based on the best predicted conditions for rollback to meet weather criteria for the move.
  • 06-10-2022 Teams replaced the flight batteries for the interim cryogenic propulsion stage and the boosters, as well as the batteries for the flight termination system in the boosters and core stage. New set of launch windows.
  • 14-11-2022 Launch Pathfinder mission Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (Capstone). It will enter an elongated orbit called a Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO). Once in the NRHO, Capstone will fly within 1,000 miles of the Moon’s North Pole on its near pass and 43,500 miles from the South Pole at its farthest. It will repeat the cycle every six and a half days and maintain this orbit for at least six months to study dynamics. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems.

Artemis in progress

2022

Artemis upcoming

2022
  • 22-12-2022 TO2-IM, Intuitive Machines (IM-1) mission 1. Intuitive Machines will provide lunar surface access, lunar orbit delivery and communications at lunar distance. Intuitive Machines.
  • 00-12-2022 TO2-AB, Peregrine mission 1. The Peregrine Lunar Lander precisely and safely delivers payloads to lunar orbit and the lunar surface. Payloads can be mounted above or below the decks, inside or outside of enclosures, and can remain attached or deployed according to their needs. Astrobotics.

2023

2024

  • 00-03-2024 IM-3.
  • 00-00-2024 Blue Ghost M1. Will deliver a suite of 10 NASA-sponsored payloads, as well as other commercial payloads, to the lunar surface. Firefly aerospace.

2024

  • 00-00-2024 Delivery of the Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV).
  • 00-05-2024 Artemis II: 4-person lunar flyby.
  • 00-11-2024 Launch of the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) by Maxar and the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) by Northrop Grumman as an integrated assembly. First two Lunar Gateway modules.

2025

  • 00-04-2025 Artemis III: 4-person lunar orbit with 2-person lunar landing. With Human Landing System (HLS) by SpaceX.

2026

  • 00-00-2026 Artemis IV: 4-person lunar orbit and delivery of the I-HAB for Gateway. Habitat for astronauts when they visit the Gateway. ESA.

2027

  • 00-00-2027 Artemis V: Lunar landing with the Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV).
  • 00-00-2027 New engines (no more reused Spaceshuttle engines).
  • 00-00-2027 Delivery of the European System Providing Refueling, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (ESPRIT) for the Gateway. ESA.

2028

  • 00-00-2028 Artemis VI: Delivery of the Gateway Airlock Module (enables docking EVAs).
  • 00-00-2028 Delivery of a Gateway station module.

2029

  • 00-00-2029 Artemis VII: Delivery of Habitable Mobility Platform to surface. The habitable mobility platform would enable crews to take trips across the Moon lasting up to 45 days. A lunar foundation surface habitat would house as many as four crew members on shorter surface stays.

2030

  • 00-00-2030 Artemis VIII: Delivery of lunar surface logistics.

2031

  • 00-00-2031 Artemis IX: Delivery of the Foundational Surface Habitat. The SH is a fixed surface habitat offering a home base for astronauts, hub for communications, science facility, extravehicular activity (EVA) equipment repair site, waste processing facility, supply hub, surface operations base, and test bed for sustained surface presence and preparation for Mars missions.

2032

  • 00-00-2032 Artemis X: Delivery of lunar surface logistics.
2033
  • Artemis
2034
  • Artemis

2035

  • Artemis

2036

  • Artemis

2037

  • Artemis

2038

  • Artemis

2039

  • Artemis
2040
  • Landing on Mars.
  • Original year was set on 2033 bij President Obama (in 2016).
  • Year 2040 is more realistic (situation 2022).
  • Major ssues to be solved (situation 2022):
      • Propulsion.
      • Radiation protection.
      • Life support.
      • Entry, descent and landing at very high speed.
Artemis I patch
Artemis I patch

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