NASA’s largest current rocket, the complete SLS combined with the Orion spacecraft will be unveiled and moved to the launch pad

NASA is developing a new generation of huge rockets to return to the moon, the Space Launch System (SLS). On March 18, the complete body of the SLS rocket combined with the Orion spacecraft will be unveiled in the live broadcast, moving 6.4 kilometers to the Kennedy Space Center’s 39B launch pad to stand by for the final test before launch.

The Space Launch System (SLS) is the most powerful but non-recoverable super-heavy launch vehicle that NASA has ever designed. Development and billions of dollars in funding, combined with the Orion spacecraft (Orion), will make or break the first mission of a full SLS rocket 100 meters high.

NASA has officially announced that at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 17 (5:00 a.m. Taiwan time on March 18), 2 solid rocket boosters (SRB), temporary low temperature propulsion stage (ICPS), and Orion spacecraft SLS rockets will be installed. , is about to move out of the Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and move slowly 6.4 kilometers at a speed of 1.6 kilometers per hour to the Kennedy Space Center’s 39B launch pad (the travel time is expected to be up to 11 hours).

After preparations are complete, NASA is scheduled to launch the SLS rocket Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) test on April 3: fill up the fuel, conduct a simulated countdown, and then transport the rocket back to the aircraft assembly building.

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