NASA Launches Orion, Step Again Humans will Towards Mars
Human journey crawl space has set a new goal: asteroids, and Mars. To realize the dream, the US space agency (NASA) launched the Orion spacecraft from the launch facility Cape Canaveral Friday morning local time.
Although unmanned flight test is believed to initiate a brand-new sheet, the new era of space exploration with a human crews.
Orion capsule and rocket Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) separated from the tower service structure, spitting fire burning, and up towards the sky.
After 8 minutes of flying, the top of the Delta IV will carry the Orion into orbit beginning at a speed of 14 thousand miles per hour or 22 530 km per hour.
Orion then will orbit the Earth at a relatively low altitude before finally climbed further up to 3600 miles or 5793 km above the planet's human - or 15 times higher than the position of the International Space Station (ISS) is located.
Eits ... wait, it's just the second orbit. The trip to Mars is still far away.
Delta IV rocket parts will propel Orion into orbit both before finally parting, break away.
Approximately 4.5 hours after launch, Orion is targeted to be drowned in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles from the waters of Baja, California. Two warship US Navy will help NASA lift the capsule.
The launch is successful Friday after NASA had to cancel his efforts the first Thursday morning local time. The delay due to the discovery of a number of problems in the fuel valve can not close the booster rocket.
Although not get to Mars, Orion is expected to perpetuate the amazing images of Earth from outer space. And if the weather support, drones NASA will record the moments of the satellite landing in the middle of the ocean.
NASA has suspended the shuttle program into low orbit since 2011. In order to send supplies and astronauts to the ISS, NASA initially rely on Russia, before opening the space for such a private space companies SpaceX-- who has managed to send cargo to the ISS with its Dragon capsule. And Orion was the first aircraft to be made to NASA within 40 years.
Orion module itself is not much different from the Apollo era spacecraft, - who managed to make a man could set foot on the Moon. However, more extensive and designed to travel beyond the Earth's satellite.
Later, when it can be operated in full, the Orion crew module will be able to carry 4 people farther and farther into the wilderness of outer space. For shorter missions, the aircraft can carry six astronauts.