NASA will retry the launch of the Artemis I mission this Saturday

The launch of the unmanned space mission Artemis I of the POTconsisting of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, is scheduled to this saturday september 3rdafter it was not carried out on Monday, August 29 due to engine problems.

This was communicated by NASA through its Twitter profile, where it detailed that the takeoff window of the ship that will travel to the Moon will start at 2:17 p.m. (local time, 8:17 p.m. Spanish peninsular time).

Once the bug was fixed, the director of the Artemis mission, Mike Sarafin, announced that the Artemis I continues on platform 39B of the Kennedy Space Centerfrom where it will go into space on September 3.

The Artemis I mission is intended to be the first step, even without a crew, for successive missions with the final goal of the return of astronauts to the surface of the Moon and enable a long-term human presence for decades to come.

The main goals of Artemis I They are to demonstrate Orion’s systems in a spaceflight environment and ensure a safe re-entry, descent, splashdown and recovery before the first crewed flight on Artemis II, NASA said at a briefing on August 5.

The mission duration It is set at between four and six weeks, with a journey of 2.1 million kilometers, with several orbits of the Earth and the Moon in its journey.


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