NASA officials will hold a press conference next week to discuss the latest developments regarding the Artemis I lunar rocket ahead of a scheduled test.
The space agency said the teleconference will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 19. This comes days before the mission leaders plan to conduct a submission test. cryonics, currently scheduled as early as Wednesday, September 21. The teleconference also comes after space officials said they had repaired a recurring hydrogen leak that led to two launches. Artemis I earlier on August 28. September 29 and 3 during cleanup.
Delegation officials said a tank inspection scheduled no earlier than September 21 would be key to determining if the seal fleet had been replaced inside the quick disconnect slide.
NASA also needs the Space Force to give up its Flight Termination System (FTS), the ability to destroy a lunar rocket if it deviates, before attempting to take off again. NASA space officials are currently targeting a 70-minute launch window that begins at 11:37 a.m. on September 27. The second opportunity opens at 2:52 p.m. for 109 minutes on October 2.
- Before the test, NASA officials will provide an update on the Artemis I lunar rocket.
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