New date of NASA’s Artemis mission announced

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NASAThe Artemis mission, which has been working on for about 10 years and aiming to transport people to the Moon, was stuck in the technical malfunction. Kennedy, Florida, on Saturday at 2:17 p.m. local time, according to a new NASA statement. Space It is reported that it will be carried out from the Center.

It is stated that the teams will start cooling works 45 minutes before the launch. WorldIt will take approximately 2 hours to leave. In the statement made by Artemis Mission Manager Mike Sarafin, “We will try to launch on September 3. You know that if we can’t thermally adjust the engines, as in the last test, there will be no launch.” expressions were used.

While it is known that the weather is important for the launch, the Space Launch System (SLS) will not allow the launch in rainy weather. On the other hand, meteorologist Mark Berger said Saturday’s weather would not interfere with the launch.

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The launch of the SLS rocket, which was expected to take off from Kennedy Space Center at 08:33 local time on Monday to carry the Orion Spacecraft into lunar orbit, was postponed to a later date due to suspected technical failure.

Orion Spacecraft, which is planned to be sent to the Moon by the 98-meter-long and 3.99-tonne thrust SLS rocket within the framework of the Artemis I mission, was expected to collect scientific data about planned future manned flights during its 42-day mission.

If Artemis I, the first mission of the Artemis Lunar Program, whose ultimate goal is to return humans to the lunar surface by 2025, succeeds, a true crewed lunar flight trial with the Artemis II mission is expected in 2024. In 2025, within the framework of the Artemis III mission, it is aimed to land a human on the Moon for the first time since the 1970s.

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