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What are the space missions to watch in 2022

What are the space missions to watch in 2022

By daniele

After 2021 eventful movements of NASA rover landing on Mars, the launch of Telescope 2022 is ready to be an exciting year with many space missions to launch forward. Most noticeably, the launch of space rockets( united launch Alliance, Blue origins new Glenn on moon, Mars).SpaceX plans the company is targeting to fly a starship spacecraft in March 2022. If everything goes according to procedures, the starship will first be placed in orbital trial on Earth, so it doesn’t splash on the Pacific ocean. The common problem will start after getting a green sign from the company. NASA’s other mission is the four-part Artemis mission, putting the first woman on the lunar surface by 2024. It is to be arranged in different shifts and phases. First, Artemis I will fight Space Launch System Rocket, then to Orian Capsule, for testing the flight by orbiting the moon for three weeks. The first launch of the mission is expected in 2022 April. 

SpaceX another plan, another target expected in Feb 2022, to send astronauts to Axiom Space with the Houston-based company in 2022 for a private Crew mission to the International Space Station via charted Crew Dragon. The crew has four Astronauts former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría, Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe. The Ax-1 goal is to experiment with science education. NASA launched the Double Asteroid Redirection test mission in late 2021 for keeping an eye on Near-Earth objects (NEOs) or asteroids. This method could deflect a NEO on a collision course with Earth if it got successful. 

The robotic Nova-C lunar lander will launch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, built by Houston-based Intuitive Machines. The mission is in partnership with a British rover with five NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS). The launch aims to land at Mare Serenitatis on the moon to deliver the payloads to the surface to send data to our planet. 

NASA launched a spacecraft, Juno, in 2011 to orbit around Jupiter. It continued circling till 2016. Nasa reported Juno would make a close pass of Jupiter’s moon, till September it will be able to show up with a close distance of Europa composition of the surface, 221 miles. Beneath the icy surface, revealed in 2016, it is now expected to show more evidence of life up there.

 

Syrus