NASA moves next Artemis I rocket launch attempt to September 3rd

NASA moves next Artemis I rocket launch attempt to September 3rd


By : Quick Insurance Guru

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

The new launch date will be Saturday instead of Friday - Clear your plans on Saturday: NASA says we’re going to have a rocket launch.

The space agency moved the date for the next Artemis I rocket launch attempt to Saturday, September 3rd, after determining that the initial plan for Friday was going to run into bad weather.

There was a 60 percent chance that the launch would have been delayed for weather on Friday, officials said during a media briefing. The two-hour launch window opens at 2:17PM.

NASA : This will be NASA’s second attempt this week at launching its massive next-generation rockets...

The first attempted launch on Monday was scrubbed after one of the four RS-25 engines failed to reach the appropriate temperature to allow for liftoff.

The Artemis I mission is comprised of the 322-foot tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, with the Orion crew capsule at the top.

The core stage of the rocket falls back to Earth. Orion will continue onward to the Moon, which it will orbit for six days before returning to Earth.

If the launch is successful, the 39-day mission will see SLS carry the uncrewed Orion to an altitude of just under 4,000 kilometers before the two craft separate and...

If everything goes according to plan, it will signal the start of NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon