NASA Artemis 1 Moon rocket to launch Today! Know when, how to watch it Live online

NASA Artemis 1 Moon rocket is all set for the launch to the Moon today. You can watch the launch event live on NASA TV, NASA's YouTube channel and more. Check details here.

| Updated on: Nov 16 2022, 10:55 IST
In Pics: NASA set to return to the Moon with the Artemis 1 Mission
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1/5 According to NASA, Artemis I will be the first uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft. The Orion capsule will carry various objects like Snoopy dog toy which will fly as a zero-gravity indicator in the capsule. A new version of Alexa called Callisto created by Lockheed Martin, Amazon, and Cisco will also be aboard the spacecraft. (REUTERS)
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2/5 The Artemis Programme is NASA’s first attempt to send a manned mission to the Moon since the Apollo missions in 1972. Earlier this month, NASA administrator Bill Nelson said, “To all of us that gaze up at the Moon, dreaming of the day humankind returns to the lunar surface, folks, we're here. We are going back.” (REUTERS)
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3/5 The rocket and the Orion spacecraft have already been rolled out onto the launchpad on August 16. Although the rollout was scheduled to happen today on August 18, NASA moved up the plans and rolled out the Orion spacecraft on top of NASA’s brand-new Space Launcher System. (REUTERS)
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4/5 When NASA launches the Artemis 1 mission using the Space Launcher System on August 29, the Orion spacecraft, although unmanned, will carry 3 manikins called Zohar, Helga and Campos to space as human stand-ins for various tests and studies. They will be retrofitted with a vast number of sensors to conduct tests regarding the spaceflight. (NASA)
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5/5 ason Hutt, NASA lead for Orion Crew Systems Integration said, “It’s critical for us to get data from the Artemis I manikin to ensure all of the newly designed systems, coupled with an energy dampening system that the seats are mounted on, integrate together and provide the protection crew members will need in preparation for our first crewed mission on Artemis II.” (NASA)
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Know when and where to watch NASA launching Artemis 1 live online. (AP)

After more than its fair share of setbacks, the NASA Artemis 1 is finally ready to launch today, November 16. The Moon rocket was originally scheduled to launch on August 29 but issues in fueling caused the launch to be delayed by more than a month. Hurricane Ian caused a second delay for the Artemis 1 launch. NASA brought it back to the launch pad on November 4 for a third attempt but due to hurricane Nicole, it had to be further pushed back. But now, NASA is confident to complete the launch of the Moon rocket today. Fourth time's the charm, they say! So, if you're interested in watching the live coverage of the event, know how to watch it online.

NASA officials are confident that the launch will be conducted successfully and no issues, internal or external, will cause any further delays. “There's no change in our plan to attempt to launch on the 16th," Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager at NASA headquarters in Washington, said in a press conference, according to a report by

When and where to watch NASA Artemis 1 launch

The NASA Artemis 1 Moon rocket launch process is already underway. The SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft will take off from Launchpad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch period will be a two-hour window starting from 1:04 AM EST (11:34 AM IST).

NASA YouTube channel has begun its live broadcast. It started yesterday 3.30 PM EST (2:00 AM IST, today) and will continue till the end of the launch. People who want to watch the Artemis I launch live on YouTube can click on the link here.

Interestingly, Artemis 1 will be the first voyage for the SLS rocket and only the second flight for the Orion spacecraft. If everything goes well, in 2024 NASA will send a crewed team to the Moon via the Artemis 2 mission. The Artemis 1 mission will last 26 days and after its end NASA new lunar exploration will be able to know the viability of sending a crewed mission and what to expect once there.

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First Published Date: 16 Nov, 10:43 IST