The world's most powerful SLS rocket takes off at the end of the year

The world's most powerful heavy rocket Space Launch System (SLS) will be fully assembled by the end of this year. This was announced on the eve of the vice president of the United States, Michael Pence. In turn, the director of NASA, James Brydenstein, added that today the device is 90% ready and in December it will be tested.




Recall that the creation of the superheavy rocket SLS is part of the American program Artemis, aimed at returning astronauts to the moon. A test unmanned flight of a promising rocket with the latest Orion ship was supposed to take place in 2019, but then it was postponed to the second half of 2020. Later, Brydenstein announced a possible revision of the launch dates, but did not specify the details.

Space Launch System - a superheavy rocket, consisting of two stages, at the time of launch, it may become the most powerful carrier in the world. It is assumed that the device at the initial stages will be able to put up to 95 tons of payload into the reference orbit. In the future, as the system develops, this indicator is planned to be increased to 130 tons.

The first stage of the device will be equipped with four marching RS-25D / E engines (used on Space Shuttle shuttles). The second, depending on the modification, will receive two or four RL-10B-2 units. Two accelerators will operate on solid fuel engines with a total thrust of 32 MN.

In 2024, NASA plans to make a manned flight of the Space Launch System to our natural satellite with the landing of astronauts. And, approximately in the mid-2030s, SLS together with the first “Martian” crew can go to our “red neighbor”.
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  1. Anchonsha Offline
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 21 August 2019 13: 08
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    Well, let's see what happens with the "partners".
  2. yury semru Offline
    yury semru (yury semru) 21 August 2019 13: 21
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    And fifty years ago, practically without any tests, they completed several flights to the moon. And after that, someone from normal people can believe in it?
    1. Oleg Rambover Offline
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 21 August 2019 21: 05
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      Quote: yury semru
      And after that, someone from normal people can believe in it?

      From normal can. It’s more difficult for any conspiracy theorists.
  3. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 21 August 2019 16: 54
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    Everything in words always goes smoothly with them, but in reality everything is the other way around.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 August 2019 09: 22
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    But Rogozin (a genius), has already begun to shower everyone with his new promises.

    Since neither with IL, nor with the spaceport, nor with holes, it is necessary to inspire people in the trenches!
    Well, raise your salary at the same time.
  5. shadow Offline
    shadow 22 August 2019 23: 20
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    Well, so far no one has surpassed our "Energy". She was able to output 100 tons of payload. The first launch was in 1987.
    The return of the Americans to the moon. Is it interesting when they were there?
  6. Alexander Bushkovsky (Alexander) 23 August 2019 06: 19
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    You can’t go back to where you’ve never been!
  7. shinobi Offline
    shinobi (Yuri) 7 September 2019 05: 45
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    That's when they fly, then we will sprinkle ash on our heads. I think that without nuclear dvigunami in big space in general there is nothing to do. And the prestige of the "first" prestige will remain so, economically without giving anything.