Artemis 1 Mission: NASA has made two failed attempts of the launch mission of Artemis 1. However, this time NASA has also fixed the date of October 2 as a backup.
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US space agency NASA once again under its much-awaited lunar mission Artemis 1 Mission Going to try to launch. This time NASA will launch it on September 27. Prior to this, NASA has made two failed attempts of the launch mission of Artemis 1. However, this time NASA has also fixed the date of October 2 as a backup. On 27 September, the American space agency Artemis 1 will start the mission at 9.07 pm Indian time.
NASA also plans to perform cryogenic testing ahead of the first-ever launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft. This has to be done before 21st September. These new dates have been selected by the US Space Agency after much deliberation. It also has the advantage of providing more time to perform cryogenic tests.
Also preparing for backup launch
The US space agency NASA and private company SpaceX can review the backup launch date on October 2. This is because on October 3, NASA and the company are going to launch the Crew-5 mission together. Under the Crew-5 mission, the vehicle is to be sent to the International Space Center. The space agency is reviewing the pre-launch of NASA and Elon Musk’s company Space X Miyan.
Launching was canceled for the second time
Earlier, NASA has tried to launch Artemis 1 mission twice. But both the times it failed. The second launch had to be canceled due to a hydrogen leak. After this, the team of NASA engineers was involved in its repair. They fixed it and connected the hydrogen fuel feed line. After that it will now be tested.
If the approval is not received then the mission can be postponed
During this test, the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) of the launch controllers SLS will be filled with liquid hydrogen and oxygen. After this the team of engineers will check that there is no leakage of hydrogen in it again. Apart from this, the process of propellant loading will also be investigated in this. By the way, the launch of Artemis 1 has been fixed by NASA on 27 September. But now NASA is waiting for an approval regarding the flight termination system. If this approval is not received, NASA will have to move the SLS and Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building. So that they can be repaired and maintained.
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