Artemis I together with its Orion capsule was successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center on 16 November 2022 at 1:47:44 am EST.
The primary goals for Artemis I are to demonstrate Orion’s systems in a spaceflight environment and ensure a safe re-entry, descent, splashdown, and recovery prior to the first flight with crew on Artemis II.
Our sister company Ingersoll Machine Tools based in Rockford, Illinois, manufactured the primary structural components of the Orion spacecraft - the bulkhead, barrel, and tunnel.
The Orion space capsule will carry the next generation of brave astronauts into orbit, to the Moon and beyond, then return them safely to Earth.
While these projects are pushing man’s achievements to scarcely imaginable new heights, Ingersoll will also be demonstrating how these new technologies are directly and easily transferable to other, Earthbound, sectors, such as defense, aerospace, manufacturing, maritime engineering, healthcare, and construction.