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Artemis Program Missions

Planned and proposed missions of NASA's Artemis Program



The Artemis program main missions will be accompanied by as many as forty support launches over the coming decade.

The tables below list the current planned and proposed main missions and support missions, and will be updated as new information becomes available.




Artemis Program main missions

Mission name Launch date Launch vehicle Duration Notes
Artemis I November 2021 SLS Block 1 Crew ~25d Maiden flight of the SLS, carrying an uncrewed Orion capsule and thirteen CubeSats selected through several programs. Payloads will be sent on a trans-lunar injection trajectory.
Artemis II August 2023 SLS Block 1 Crew ~10d First crewed flight, carrying four crew members along with numerous CubeSats to be selected through the CubeSat Launch Initiative.
Artemis III October 2024 SLS Block 1 Crew ~30d Carrying the Artemis III mission hardware, expected to be the first lunar landing of the Artemis program.
Artemis IV (Proposed) March 2026 SLS Block 1B Crew ~30d Debut of the SLS Block 1B and the Exploration Upper Stage.
Artemis V (Proposed) 2026 SLS Block 1B Crew ~30d Notes.
Artemis VI (Proposed) 2027 SLS Block 1B Crew ~30d Notes.
Artemis VII (Proposed) 2028 SLS Block 1B Cargo >60d Notes.
Artemis VIII (Proposed) 2028 SLS Block 1B Crew ~30d Notes.
Artemis IX (Proposed) 2029 SLS Block 1B Crew ~30d Notes.



Artemis Support Missions (CLPS program and Gateway program)

Mission name Launch date Mission objective Launch vehicle Outcome
CAPSTONE Q3 2021 NRHO Pathfinder mission CAPSTONE Electron Planned
Peregrine 1 Q4 2021 First launch of the Peregrine 1 lunar lander by Astrobotic Vulcan Centaur Planned
IM-1 Q1 2022 First launch of the Nova-C lunar lander by Intuitive Machines Falcon 9 Planned
XL-1 Dec. 2022 Tools for mapping the lunar surface temperature, radiation, and hydrogen delivered by Masten Space Systems Falcon 9 Planned
PRIME-1 Q4 2022 ISRU tech demonstration converting lunar ice to H2O using Intuitive Machines Nova-C Falcon 9 Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2023 Fuel Cells Demo 1 delivered to surface via CLPS lander Commercial launch vehicle Planned
VIPER Nov. 2023 Delivery of NASA's VIPER rover on the Griffin lunar lander to the lunar surface by Astrobotic Technology Falcon Heavy Planned
Mini-space station Gateway May 2024 Launch of the assembled integration of the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) of the Gateway Falcon Heavy Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2024 Delivery of the Lunar Terrain Vehicle ahead of Artemis III Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2024 Delivery of ascent element for Artemis III Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2024 Delivery of transfer element for Artemis III Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2024 Delivery of descent element for Artemis III Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2024 ISRU Subsystems, lunar regolith to O2, performed by crew on surface Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2025 (Proposed) delivery of expendable ascent element for Artemis IV Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2025 (Proposed) delivery of expendable descent element for Artemis IV Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2025 (Proposed) delivery of expendable transfer element for Artemis IV Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2025 Fuel Cells Demo 2 Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2026 Delivery of JAXA / ESA iHAB to the Gateway Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2026 (Proposed) delivery of reusable ascent element for Artemis V Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2026 (Proposed) delivery of reusable transfer element for Artemis V Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2026 (Proposed) delivery of descent element for Artemis V Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2027 Delivery of ESPRIT Refueling Module (ERM) Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2027 (Proposed) refueling of ascent element for Artemis VI Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2027 (Proposed) refueling of transfer element for Artemis VI Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2027 (Proposed) delivery of descent module for Artemis VI Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2027 Cryo Fluid Management Systems Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2027 Surface power crew demonstration mission Commercial launch vehicle Planned
Artemis Support Mission 2028 (Proposed) delivery of a Gateway station module Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2028 (Proposed) refueling of ascent element for Artemis VII Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2028 (Proposed) refueling of transfer element for Artemis VII Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2028 (Proposed) delivery of descent module for Artemis VII Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2028 (Proposed) delivery of the Foundation Habitat to the lunar south pole SLS Block 1B / 2 Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2028 (Proposed) delivery of the JAXA closed cabin rover to the lunar south pole SLS Block 1B / 2 Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2029 (Proposed) refueling of ascent element for Artemis VIII Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2029 (Proposed) refueling of transfer element for Artemis VIII Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2029 (Proposed) delivery of descent module for Artemis VIII Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2030 (Proposed) refueling of ascent element for Artemis IX Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2030 (Proposed) refueling of transfer element for Artemis IX Commercial launch vehicle Proposed
Artemis Support Mission 2030 (Proposed) delivery of descent module for Artemis IX Commercial launch vehicle Proposed