SLS Block 1 | Europa Clipper

SpaceX Crew Dragon Rocket Launch

NASA's first crewed rocket launch from American soil since the Space Shuttle program is scheduled to launch on May 27th.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a SLS Block 1 Rocket

National Aeronautics and Space Administration is scheduled to launch a SLS Block 1 rocket as part of the Europa Clipper mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission is on Tue, Dec 31st, 2024, 7:00 PM EST from Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper is the first dedicated mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa. Mission is developed by NASA and comprises of an orbiter spacecraft, which, while in orbit around Jupiter, will perform numerous flybys over Europa. Europa Clipper payload suit included high-resolution cameras and spectrometers for imaging Europa's surface and thin atmosphere, an ice-penetrating radar to search for subsurface water, and a magnetometer and gravity measurements to measure the moon's magnetic field and unlock clues about its ocean and deep interior.

Location

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Space Launch System (SLS)

The Space Launch System (SLS) is an American Space Shuttle-derived heavy expendable launch vehicle. It is part of NASA's deep space exploration plans including a manned mission to Mars. SLS follows the cancellation of the Constellation program, and is to replace the retired Space Shuttle.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.