NASA sets next launch date for Artemis 1

THEY SAY 730 STUDENTS ABSENT TODAY. STEWART: NEW TONIGHT AT 10:00 PM, NASA HAS A NEW WINDOW TO TRY TO GET THE ARTEMIS ONE MISSION LAUNCH. SUMMER: THE AGENCY NOW SAYS THE ARTEMIS 1 MISSION WILL LAUNCH NO EARLIEST ON SEPTEMBER 27. STEWART: WESH 2’S JIM PAYNE JOINS US IN THE STUDIO WITH THE NEW LAUNCH WINDOW SPECS. JIM: NASA HOPE THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM, TARGETING A 70-MINUTE LAUNCH WINDOW OPENING AT 11:37 AM ON SEPTEMBER 27. THE AGENCY SAYS THIS GIVE THEM MORE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE CRYOGENIC DEMONSTRATION TEST, WHICH WILL NOT ARRIVE EARLIER FROM SEPTEMBER 21. OVER THE WEEKEND ARTEMIS ONE TEAMS REPAIR THE AREA OF A HYDROGEN LEAK. THIS WEEK THE TEAMS WILL BE PERFORMING TESTS TO ENSURE THERE IS A TIGHT CONNECTION BETWEEN THE GROUND AND THE ROCKET SIDE PLATES BEFORE TESTING AGAIN DURING THE SUPER-COLD LIQUID HYDROGEN TANK. THIS DEMONSTRATION TEST WILL ALLOW TEAMS TO CONFIRM THAT THE LEAK HAS BEEN REPAIRED. IT ALSO ALLOWS MANAGERS TO ENSURE LAUNCH CREWS HAVE ENOUGH REST AND ALLOW REPLENISHMENT OF SUPER COLD FUEL. IF THE SEPTEMBER 27 LAUNCH DATE DOESN’T WORK, NASA IS CONSIDERING OCTOBER 2 AS A POTENTIAL BACKUP LAUNCH OPPORTUNITY

NASA sets next launch date for Artemis 1

On Monday night, NASA announced when it plans to launch its Artemis 1 SLS rocket from Kennedy Space Center for the third time. Officials are targeting September 27 for the next launch. No time was specified for take-off. Related: NASA Targets Artemis 1 Launch This Month “Updated dates represent careful consideration of several logistical topics, including the added value of having more time to prepare for the cryogenic demonstration test , and subsequently more time to prepare for launch,” NASA wrote in an update. If that doesn’t work on September 27, NASA officials are considering a backup date of October 2.

On Monday night, NASA announced when it plans to launch its Artemis 1 SLS rocket from Kennedy Space Center for the third time.

Officials are targeting September 27 for the next launch. No time was specified for take-off.

Related: NASA aims to launch Artemis 1 this month

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“The updated dates represent careful consideration of several logistical topics, including the added value of having more time to prepare for the cryogenic demonstration test, and subsequently more time to prepare for launch,” said wrote NASA in a statement. update.

If that doesn’t work on September 27, NASA officials are considering a backup date of October 2.

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