NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has testified at a hearing that the Space Launch System will likely not be ready for a June 2020 launch of the Exploration Mission-1. The Orion capsule is ready and could be launched on commercial launchers. Two launches of existing commercial launchers could be used to place the Orion into orbit. The uncrewed Orion capsule and the boost stage could be launched separately into orbit and then docked in space before being sent to the moon. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy and United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Delta IV Heavy both seem like they could be easily modified for the mission.
SOURCES – NASA, Jim Bridenstine Twitter, Scott Manley Youtube Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture
We need to consider all options to meet the Exploration Mission-1 target launch date of June 2020, including launching on commercial rockets. pic.twitter.com/fR5b2NzPtg— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) March 13, 2019
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