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SLS launches Artemis 1 mission

SLS launches Artemis 1 mission After years of delays, NASA’s Space Launch System lifted off for the first time Nov. 16, sending an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a shakedown cruise around the moon. The SLS lifted off from Launch Complex 39B here at 1:47 a.m. Eastern. The rocket’s upper stage, called the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS), separated from the core stage eight and a half minutes after liftoff. The Orion spacecraft will separate from the ICPS two hours and five minutes after liftoff, after the stage completes a translunar injection burn.   More

(Source: SpaceNews - Nov 16)

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