NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has resumed using the Supper Guppy cargo plane for artemis lunar missions.
Artemis is known as NASA’s general name for manned lunar travel missions. Super Guppy, one of the key vehicles in the Artemis Lunar missions, has resumed its cargo plane mission.
First used in the late 1960s to move parts of The Super Guppy, NASA’s Saturn V rocket. The vehicle, which is tasked with carrying huge pieces of rockets that do not fit on traditional cargo planes, took to the stage for the Artemis Moon mission.
Super Guppy performs first transport for Artemis IV Lunar mission
The manned lunar journey mission, currently in 3 stages: Artemis I, Artemis II and Artemis III, has come up again. Nasa began work on the next phase, Artemis IV, and began carrying Super Guppy and Orion components.
Recently, Super Guppy carried a heat shield coating for orion, the spacecraft that will fly humans to the moon on artemis missions expected to take place before 2030. Footage has been shared of Super Guppy landing at Moffett Federal Airport near San Jose, California.
A KC-97 Stratotanker converted by Aero Spacelines, pregnant Guppy was designed in 1962 for refueling. Nearly 3 years later, the larger and more powerful Super Guppy with a cargo compartment with a diameter of 7.6 meters was introduced. The last version of the aircraft, the Super Guppy Turbine, first took to the skies in 1970.
NASA reached an agreement with Airbus, which built two Super Guppy aircraft after acquiring the production rights to Aero Spacelines in 1997, as super guppy quickly aging. Orion’s heat shield and exterior, about 15 feet in diameter, make it the largest vehicle ever developed. Developed to protect the spacecraft and crew when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere, the heat shield consists of a titanium skeleton with a carbon fiber coating.