Artemis I Boosters Continue to Stack Up On Mobile Launcher at Kennedy Space Center

By  //  January 31, 2021

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uncrewed flight will test the SLS and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system

Booster stacking for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is continuing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The second of five segments for the SLS rocket boosters have been placed on the mobile launcher in preparation for the launch of Artemis I later this year. (NASA/Kim Shiflett image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Booster stacking for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is continuing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The second of five segments for the SLS rocket boosters have been placed on the mobile launcher in preparation for the launch of Artemis I later this year.

This marks four out of 10 solid rocket booster segments being lifted via crane and placed on the launcher, the structure used to process, assemble, and launch SLS.

The twin boosters will power the first flight of SLS, the agency’s new deep space rocket for Artemis I.

This uncrewed flight will test the SLS and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon as part of the Artemis program.

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