The third attempt was not a pleasant one for NASA’s moon mission Artemis 1.
Today (April 14), the central office canceled the latest attempt to increase the size of Artemis 1. Funeral system (SLS) rocket, a key component of the missionary’s “blue -collar training” at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida (KSC). Artemisa 1 Team members noticed a leak of liquid hydrogen (LH2) – one of SLS ’two propellants, along with liquid oxygen (LOX) – during the tanking operation. It stopped the weaving process today, as well as other wet textile processes.
“The team will take care of [SLS] The original LH2 concentration is about 5% and LOX loading will continue. The team will not conduct today’s final statistical operations as planned and will evaluate the next steps after today’s operations, “said Jeremy Parsons, vice president of NASA’s Exploration. Ground Systems and KSC, said via Twitter this evening.
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As her name suggests, Artemis 1 was NASA’s first missionary The Artemis project of finding the moon. Artemis 1 will ship an uncrewed Orion capsule on an entire voyage around the moon, hoping to show that SLS and Orion are ready for cruise missions.
Dressing up in blue is one of the most important steps before the release for Artemis 1. Trying for several days allows members of the missionary team to practice the important procedures that will lead to the release. the liftoff, with – as described above – SLS fueling and the launching. count it down.
NASA launched the Artemis 1 blue dress on April 1 and plans to wear it on April 3. technical problems arose, Two end efforts to install the accelerator in SLS boxes. The missionary team first delayed and ended the experiment, to achieve the beginning of the fellowship. Ax-1 astronaut missionwho was released from a residence hall at KSC on April 8.
The plan is to re -launch the blue dress on April 11. But members of the group soon discovered a faulty burglary in the Artemis 1 mobile phone tower, a problem that turned the series around the start of the process. action on 12 April change the test design: The company decided to raise only the SLS base level, not its top level.
It was expected that the blue dress would be finished today (April 14), but it could not be done, as the missionary group would not work out the scheduled comparisons. We need to think about learning about the next levels of the office.
Uncertainty surrounds the starting date of Artemis 1; NASA will not determine the location until the blue coat is finished and the final data has been reviewed, agency officials said.
Artemis 1 is a prelude to Artemis 2, which is expected to launch astronauts around the moon in 2024. Artemis 3 will launch astronauts near the left lunar pole in 2025 or 2026, if the all according to design.
Mike Wall is the author of “Outside“(Grand Central Publishing, 2018; edited by Karl Tate), a book about exploring alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or at Facebook.