When NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket launches the agency’s Artemis I mission to the Moon, 10 CubeSats, or small satellites, will be hitching a ride inside the rocket’s Orion stage adapter (OSA). International space agency partners and universities are involved with several of the different secondary payloads. The shoebox-sized CubeSats will be deployed from the OSA at strategic locations after NASA’s Orion spacecraft separates and is a safe distance away. From there, each of the secondary payloads will carry out different science and technology demonstrations in deep space.
Learn more about the secondary payloads flying on Artemis I: https://www.nasa.gov/launching-science-and-technology.html
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