Space NASA’s Artemis 1 Launch NASA’s Artemis 1 mission was launched from Launch Complex 39B of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12.17 PM IST on November 16, 2022. Around eight minutes after launch, the core stage engines cut off and the core stage separated from the rest of the rocket. After this, the Orion spacecraft was propelled by the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS). NASA also deployed the Orion spacecraft’s four solar arrays. After completing “translunar injection,” Orion separated itself from ICPS and is on its way to lunar orbit. Artemis II will follow in Artemis I’s footsteps.
Space China successfully launches cargo spacecraft for its space station in orbit China successfully launched its cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-5 to deliver supplies for its space station Tiangon, the construction of which is expected to be completed in 2022. The Long March-7 Y6 rocket, carrying Tianzhou-5 was launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan has successfully entered its designated orbit. Note Tiangong officially the Tiangong space station is a space station being constructed by China and operated by China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) in low Earth orbit between 340 and 450 km (210 and 280 mi) above the surface. Launches of components 29 April 2021 - Tianhe 24 July 2022 - Wentian 31 October 2022 -Mengtian December 2023 - Xuntian