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Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« on: 11/08/2021 07:35 pm »
June 16th
« Last Edit: 11/08/2021 07:36 pm by Jim »

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2021 08:02 pm »
Just did a quick linear regression line plot on the napkin, looks like the announced date and launch date line intersect somewhere around first half of 2022. I'll just go with April 2nd, 2022 then.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #2 on: 11/08/2021 08:09 pm »
March 14th.

Edit: 2022, BTW...
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #3 on: 11/08/2021 08:33 pm »

Did issues arise during modal testing?

If yes, Iíd venture Q3 2022, at the earliest, to Q2 2023.

If not, whatever the program currently says, plus weather.
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2021 08:45 pm »
July 4

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2021 08:45 pm »
I'm going to guess that things will go unusually smoothly with a successful launch in the last days of the  February launch window.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2021 08:53 pm »
April or May 2022.
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2021 09:40 pm »
March 15th, 2022. 


"Beware the Ides of March"
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #8 on: 11/08/2021 11:36 pm »
June 16th

Maybe change this to a poll of what month it will launch? Then put the day of the month in your response?

I'd be interested to see which month has the most responses...
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #9 on: 11/08/2021 11:48 pm »
Space.com article on October 22nd, 2021: forecasted launch date... February 12th 2022 (estimated to be 113 days between news/forecast).
https://www.space.com/nasa-sls-megarocket-artemis-1-moon-launch-february-2022


Estimated forecast in news (113 days) x Euler's number (e = 2.718281828459045235360287471352662497757247093699959574966967627724076630353547594571382178525166427427466 ...) = 307 days

Predicted date of launch: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 which is Burger Day, National Banana Split Day as well as Kiss-and-Make-Up Day.  Also occurs during Cat 5 Hurricane Ian.

The moon phase will be near a new moon.  So, a very challenging flight around the moon given the orbital position relative to the Earth's magnetic field/bow shock.

For more digits of Euler's number (e), please visit the NASA Goddard website link at:
https://apod.nasa.gov/htmltest/gifcity/e.1mil
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #10 on: 11/09/2021 06:47 pm »
April 20th, 2022.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #11 on: 11/09/2021 07:54 pm »
Since I don't actually have a clue I decided to look up a list of national days.  While there are many intriguing possibilities I'm going to go with April 15th, National Take A Wild Guess Day.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #12 on: 11/09/2021 08:08 pm »
I'm guessing my birthday (already picked by a prescient poster above), and I will announce when that is if I am right.  Chiefly, however, I am looking forward to the choices of those of us (and there were many) who used to insist that SLS would never get off the ground.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #13 on: 11/12/2021 12:22 pm »
LP 21, more specifically, May 14, 2022.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #14 on: 11/12/2021 01:05 pm »
April 12, 2022  ;)
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #15 on: 11/13/2021 05:40 am »

I wrote this in late August 2014:

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The confidence level in the new November 2018 date for the first launch of SLS (EM-1) is only 70%. This means that the project has about a 1-in-3 chance of slipping to 2019 or later, assuming no issues not already worked into the estimate crop up.

The project was started in 2011, and the 2010 NASA Authorization Act required SLS to launch by 2016. It is now four years later, and the likely launch date for EM-1 has slipped to 2018 or later, a slip of two years in the first launch of SLS. Thatís one year of schedule slippage for every two years that the project has existed. If the SLS schedule continues to slip at this rate over the next four years, the date of the first SLS launch will slip from 2018 to 2020. And then from 2018 to 2020, SLS will slip one more year or so before finally launching for the first time somewhere in the 2021-2022 timeframe.

Sometimes the simplest analysis is the most accurate.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #16 on: 11/13/2021 06:41 am »
June 16th
What year?
Well, it COULD slip a lot...

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #17 on: 11/13/2021 09:21 am »
June 16th
What year?
Well, it COULD slip a lot...

2022, I think, given the situation.
« Last Edit: 11/13/2021 09:22 am by Overwatchfan123 »
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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #18 on: 11/13/2021 05:10 pm »
May 13th, 2022

It uses the 1 day of slip for every 2 days of work. Which for the current scheduled launch date 91 days away compounded gives a result of 181 days from today.

BTW May 13th is a Friday. Sounds appropriate.

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Re: Predict Actual SLS Artemis I Launch Date
« Reply #19 on: 11/13/2021 05:40 pm »
What a coincidence, right? Friday the 13th? Let's just hope that Freddy Krueger won't be there to do anything bad, right? Ha ha!
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