NASA's Artemis 1 launch date set for September

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch date set for September

WE’RE TOLD 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 THE ARTEMIS 1 MISSION WILL LAUNCH NO EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 27. STEWART: WESH 2’S JIM PAYNE JOINS US IN THE STUDIO WITH THE SPECIFICS OF THE NEW LAUNCH WINDOW. JIM: NASA IS HOPING THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM, TARGETING A 70-MINUTE LAUNCH WINDOW THAT OPENS AT 11:37 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 27. THE AGENCY SAYS THIS GIVES THEM MORE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE CRYOGENIC DEMONSTRATION TEST, WHICH WILL HAPPEN NO EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 21. OVER THE WEEKEND, ARTEMIS ONE TEAMS REPAIRED THE AREA OF A HYDROGEN LEAK. THIS WEEK, TEAMS WILL CONDUCT TESTS TO ENSURE THERE IS A TIGHT BOND BETWEEN THE GROUND AND ROCKET-SIDE PLATES BEFORE TESTING AGAIN DURING THE TANKING OF SUPER-COLD LIQUID HYDROGEN. THAT DEMONSTRATION TEST WILL ALLOW TEAMS TO CONFIRM THE LEAK HAS INDEED BEEN REPAIRED. IT ALSO ALLOWS MANAGERS TO ENSURE LAUNCH TEAMS HAVE ENOUGH REST, AND ALLOW FOR THE RESTOCKING 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 next launch date for Artemis 1

Updated: 11:08 PM EDT Sep 12, 2022

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 aiming for Sept. 27 for the next launch. No time was specified for liftoff. Related: NASA aims for launch of Artemis 1 this month”The updated dates represent careful consideration of multiple logistical topics, including the additional value of having more time to prepare for the cryogenic demonstration test, and subsequently more time to prepare for the launch,” NASA wrote in an update.If it doesn’t work out on Sept. 27, NASA officials are eyeing a backup date of Oct. 2.

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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 aiming for Sept. 27 for the next launch. No time was specified for liftoff.

Related: NASA aims for launch of Artemis 1 this month

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

If it doesn’t work out on Sept. 27, NASA officials are eyeing a backup date of Oct. 2.

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