NASA’s Artemis 1 launch date set for September

WE ARE TOLD THAT 730 STUDENTS WERE ABSENT TODAY. STEWART: NEW TONIGHT AT 10:00, NASA HAS A NEW WINDOW TO TRY TO GET THE ARTEMIS ONE MISSION OFF THE GROUND. SUMMER: THE AGENCY NOW SAYS ARTEMIS MISSION 1 WILL BE LAUNCHED NO BEFORE SEPTEMBER 27. STEWART: WESH 2’S JIM PAYNE JOINS US IN THE STUDIO WITH SPECIFICS FOR THE NEW LAUNCH WINDOW. JIM: NASA IS EXPECTING THE THIRD TIME TO BE THE CHARM, GOING FOR A 70-MINUTE LAUNCH WINDOW OPENING AT 11:37 AM ON SEPTEMBER 27. THE AGENCY SAYS THIS GIVES THEM MORE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE CRYOGENIC DEMONSTRATION TEST, WHICH WILL NOT OCCUR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21. OVER THE WEEKEND, ARTEMIS ONE TEAMS REPAIRED THE AREA OF A HYDROGEN LEAK. THIS WEEK THE CREWS WILL PERFORM TESTS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS A STRONG BOND BETWEEN THE GROUND AND THE ROCKET SIDE PLATES BEFORE RETURNING TO TESTS 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 THAT LAUNCH CREWS GET SUFFICIENT REST AND ALLOW FOR THE REPLENISHMENT OF SUPPLIES OF SUPER COLD ROCKET FUEL. IF THE SEPTEMBER 27 LAUNCH DATE DOESN’T WORK, NASA IS LOOKING AT OCTOBER 2 AS A POTENTIAL BACKUP LAUNCH OPPORTUNITY

NASA sets the next launch date for Artemis 1

On Monday night, NASA announced the date it plans to attempt to launch its Artemis 1 SLS rocket from the Kennedy Space Center for the third time. Officials are targeting September 27 for the next release. No takeoff time was specified. Related: NASA Targets Artemis 1 Launch This Month “The updated dates represent careful consideration of multiple logistical issues, 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 it doesn’t work out on September 27, NASA officials are considering a backup date of October 2.

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

Officials are targeting September 27 for the next release. No takeoff time was specified.

Related: NASA targets Artemis 1 launch this month

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“The updated dates represent careful consideration of multiple logistical issues, 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 a statement. to update.

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

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