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Artemis 1 Launch Update

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
September 8, 2022
Artemis 1 Launch Update
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue, Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I flight test is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, SLS rocket, and supporting ground systems. Launch of the uncrewed flight test is targeted for Sept. 3 at 2:17 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Keith’s note: at a media briefing today NASA said it was looking at two possible Artemis 1 launch dates: 23 Sep 6:47 am EDT with 80 min window and 27 Sep 11:37 am EDT with a 70 min window. This depends on whether NASA can get a waiver from the Eastern Range to extend the battery life of the SLS.

After standing down on the Artemis I launch attempt Saturday, Sept. 3 due to a hydrogen leak, teams have decided to replace the seal on an interface, called the quick disconnect, between the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line on the mobile launcher and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket while at the launch pad.

More: Artemis 1 Launch Attempt Update

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One response to “Artemis 1 Launch Update”

  1. Johnhouboltsmyspiritanimal says:

    Given all the SLS flight software issues this site has reported on over the years seems like waiving any sort of FTS requirement is tempting the fates

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