June 21, 2024

Another attempt to launch "Artemis" Tuesday |  Sciences

Another attempt to launch “Artemis” Tuesday | Sciences

NASA initially wants to hold on to another Tuesday launch attempt for the troubled Artemis moon mission — however, the weather may make another delay necessary.

Because of the approaching hurricane, NASA said at a press conference, the chance that weather conditions would allow for a launch is only 20 percent.

The final decision must be made at the weekend. Another window states the launch of the unmanned missile between October 17 and 31. The leak occurred again during a tank test on Wednesday. However, the test was completed as planned and all goals were achieved, according to NASA. About three weeks ago, two attempts to launch the unmanned missile failed – among other things due to a leaking fuel hose.

Then the missile system was returned to the hangar in Cape Canaveral Spaceport in the US state of Florida today. Problems also arose in the previous “Artemis” tests, which eventually led to the first significant delay in the project.

Although initially a test flight to the moon, with the program named after the Greek lunar goddess, American astronauts are supposed to land on the moon again in a few years.

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