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NASA is getting ready to send the Artemis I moon mission into space on September 27

After two previous attempts that did not succeed, NASA will make a third launch attempt for the Artemis I moon mission on September 27. A backup option on October 2 is also being considered.

According to NASA’s announcement, the agency has recalculated the anticipated dates for a cryogenic demonstration test as well as the subsequent launch chances for Artemis I.

On September 21, the organisation will carry out the demonstration test, and then they will proceed with the launch.

The United States Space Agency issued a statement that said, “The amended dates reflect thorough evaluation of various logistical concerns, including the extra advantage of having more time to prepare for the cryogenic demonstration test and, therefore, more time to prepare for the launch.”

Teams working on the Artemis I rocket have finished making repairs to the region where a hydrogen leak occurred in one of the engines.

On September 3rd, NASA made another launch attempt for Artemis. After finding a leak of liquid hydrogen, though, I decided to call it off.

NASA’s uncrewed flight test, Artemis I, will create a foundation for human exploration in deep space and show NASA’s dedication and competence to extend human existence beyond the Moon and beyond. Artemis I will be launched as part of NASA’s Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) programme.

Due to a technical issue with one of the SLS rocket’s engines, the United States Space Agency was forced to call off the launch of the mission for the very first time on August 30.

Engineers discovered a leak in a cavity between the ground side and rocket side plates during the second attempt to launch the SLS rocket. The line was 8 inches in diameter and was used to fill and drain liquid hydrogen from the SLS rocket.

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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