SCRUBBED! Artemis 1 Moon Mission Launch Postponed By NASA Until No Earlier Than Friday
By Space Coast Daily // August 29, 2022
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WATCH ON SPACE COAST DAILY TV! The launch of NASA’s Artemis I to the moon was called off Monday morning due to malfunctions with the uncrewed spacecraft and subpar weather conditions. Space Coast Daily is your go-to venue for live coverage of the Artemis 1 moon mission blastoff, which was set for Monday morning from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39B.
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – The launch of NASA’s Artemis I to the moon was called off Monday morning due to malfunctions with the uncrewed spacecraft and subpar weather conditions.
The launch director halted today’s Artemis I launch attempt at approximately 8:34 a.m. EDT. NASA officials said the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft remain in a safe and stable configuration.
“Launch controllers were continuing to evaluate why a bleed test to get the RS-25 engines on the bottom of the core stage to the proper temperature range for liftoff was not successful and ran out of time in the two-hour launch window,” said a NASA official.
Engineers are continuing to gather additional data.
“We don’t launch until it’s right,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said on NASA TV. “It’s just illustrative that this is a very complicated machine.”
NASA officials said the next launch opportunity is no earlier than Sept. 2, with a two-hour launch window that would start at 12:48 p.m. local time and would then follow with a 39-day mission.
Another alternative would be a 90-minute window on Sept. 5, starting at 5:12 p.m. local time.
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