NASA to broadcast Artemis I deployment, science briefings and tech payloads
WASHINGTON, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NASA will host three media conference calls the week of August 14 to preview the science and technology payloads that will fly as part of the agency’s Artemis I flight test. NASA will also provide live coverage of Artemis I moving to the launch pad before its goal at the earliest. Monday August 29 lift-off.
Artemis I is an uncrewed test flight, the first in a series of increasingly complex missions to the Moon. Thanks to Artemis, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a springboard for sending astronauts to Mars.
Ten shoebox-sized secondary payloads, called CubeSats, hitchhike to space on Artemis I The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and several other surveys fly inside the Orion spacecraft during flight test. Each of the payloads will perform science and technology deep space experiments, a better understanding of lunar science, technological developments and deep space radiation.
Audio of the three briefings will be broadcast live on NASA website. Briefings include (all times Eastern):
Monday August 15
5 p.m. – Teleconference on lunar science payloads with the following participants:
- dr. Jacob BleacherNASA chief exploration scientist
- Craig HardgrovePrincipal Investigator, NASA LunaH-Map
- Tatsuaki Hashimotoproject manager for OMOTENASHI, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
- Ryu Funase, Project Manager for EQUULEUS, JAXA
- Ben MalphrusNASA Principal Investigator, Lunar IceCube
- Joseph Shoer, Small Sat Mission Architect, Lockheed Martin
Tuesday August 16
Noon – Technology Demonstration and Teleconference on Solar System Science Payloads with the following participants:
- Patrick Troutmanstrategy and architecture liaison for NASA’s Moon to Mars Architecture Development Office
- Dustin GohmertOrion Crew Life Support Systems Project Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center
- Raffaele Mugnuolo, ArgoMoon Program Manager, Italian Space Agency
- Rob ChambersCommercial Civil Space Strategy Director, Lockheed Martin
- Wesley FalerTeam Leader, Team Miles
- Julie Castillo-RogezNASA Senior Research Scientist, NEAScout
- The JohnsonsNASA Senior Technology Researcher, NEA Scout
Wednesday August 17
Noon – Radiation Secondary Payloads Teleconference with the following participants:
- ramona GazaMARE Science Team Leader, NASA
- Thomas Bergersenior researcher Helga and Zohar, German Aerospace Center
- Oren MilsteinManaging Director, StemRad
- Ye Zhang, Plant Biology Program Scientist, NASA Biological and Physical Sciences
- Sergio Santa Maria, BioSentinel Principal Scientist, NASA
- Mihi I. DesaiCuSP Principal Investigator, NASA
To participate by phone, media should send their full name, media affiliation, email address and phone number no later than two hours before the start of each event to: [email protected].
The agency aims Thursday August 18 to taxi the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft to the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center 39B in Florida and will provide a live stream on the NASA Kennedy You Tube Channel starting at 6 p.m.
View information about technology and science payloads on Artemis I: