NASA is reportedly considering an attempt to launch the third Artemis I Moon rocket on September 23, according to a senior official. The US space agency could launch the Artemis I SLS-Orion spacecraft on September 23 or September 27. The new date was revealed a few days after NASA halted rocket launches for the second time, due to leaks. fuel. The agency has another key test involving the planet’s defenses against near-Earth objects, scheduled for later this month.
According to a report by phys.org, NASA Probe systems development deputy administrator Jim Free revealed on Thursday that the next days are likely for Artemis I The test launches are likely to be on September 23 and September 27. This will be NASA’s third attempt at launching the spacecraft, after a second that was completed last month.
NASA will have an 80-minute launch window on September 23 and a 70-minute launch window on September 27, according to the official, who said the launch window for these dates starts at 6:47 a.m. EDT (4 :17pm IST) and 11:37am EDT (9:07pm IST), respectively.
It’s also important to note that NASA has another major event scheduled for that week – the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) to protect the planet from near-Earth objects, which are expected to hit an asteroid on September 26.
“We will keep @NASA_SLS and @NASA_Orion at [launch]buffer when we evaluate a seal on one of our fuel lines and confirm the repair in frozen condition. In addition, we are reviewing our loading processes to ensure the solution, “Free speak on Twitter.
According to the report, the launch of Artemis I remains dependent on the space agency’s ability to obtain an exemption that would allow it to avoid battery rechecking for an emergency flight system designed to destroy rockets – if it moves from its intended path to the Moon. Without the abandonment, NASA’s rocket launch plan could take weeks.