Artemis 1 moon mission will carry 2 water-seeking cubesats


When Artemis 1 launches, hopefully on Aug. 29, its major mission is easy: check the model new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the Orion spacecraft, and the bottom techniques at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA hopes that this mixture of know-how will see people return to the moon in just a few years. 

But meaning Artemis 1 will likely be headed for the moon, a possibility to not be missed, so it is going to be taking with it 10 secondary payloads. Two of these are cubesats designed to look the moon for water: Lunar IceCube and Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map). As people return to the moon — and journey past — the invention of water is essential for long-duration missions, since would-be explorers hope to reap breathable air and rocket gasoline from the ice.

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