The Artemis 1 mission will be on track for take-off on 27 September. The rocket will send Orion’s unmanned capsule into orbit rocket space launch system (SLS) raksasa.
NASA tried to launch the mission on September 3, but failed because loss of liquid hydrogen propellant on “quick disconnect” in the SLS center stage or interface that connects the rocket to the fuel lines of its mobile launch tower.
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Tim Artemis 1 replace two gaskets around a quick disconnect on 9 September, then scheduled a refueling test to see if the solution worked.
The test took place Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Pad 39B in Florida and brought good news for the mission.
“All the goals we set for ourselves were able to achieve today,” said Artemis launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson. Space.
Artemis 1 personnel also noticed a clear leak of hydrogen during the pre-pressure test, also part of Wednesday’s activity.
This test allows engineers to calibrate the settings used to condition the engine before launch day, to reduce planning risk as the launch day countdown.
NASA is currently looking at September 27 as the launch target for Artemis 1 and, if missing, it will be moved to October 2.
Quoting the official website NASA, some things that Artemis 1 had to do to launch the mission also in the next two weeks. Time is also thought to work together, and this is a never-ending thing on Florida’s Space Coast.
The mission must also obtain an exemption from the Flight Termination System (FTS) certification, which is designed to destroy the SLS if it deviates from the course of launch.
Force US spacewho oversees the eastern range for rocket launches, has cleared the FTS Artemis 1 for 25 days and that time has expired.
“Right now, we’re still in technical discussions with Range,” said Tom Whitmeyer, NASA’s deputy associate administrator.
Hopefully, Artemis 1 and Artemis 2 will launch astronauts to circumnavigate moon in 2024, and Artemis 3 will put a boot near the moon’s south pole a year or two later.
Program Artemis they ultimately aim to establish a long-term human presence around the moon and use their acquired skills and knowledge to bring astronauts to Mars in the late 1930s or early 1940s.
(can / arh)