7 diciembre, 2022

NASA Sets Coverage for Artemis I Moon Mission Launch

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NASA is targeting Monday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the Artemis I Moon mission during a 69-minute launch window that opens at 12:07 a.m. EST. The launch countdown will begin Saturday, Nov. 12, at 12:27 a.m.  

Artemis I is the first integrated flight test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, an uncrewed Orion spacecraft, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida that will pave the way for a crewed test flight and future human lunar exploration as part of Artemis. 

The SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft arrived Friday, Nov. 4 at about 8:30 a.m.

Live coverage of briefings and events will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website at: 

https://www.nasa.gov/live

Engineers previously rolled the rocket back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Sept. 26 ahead of Hurricane Ian and after waving off two previous launch attempts Aug. 29 due to a faulty temperature sensor, and Sept. 4 due to a liquid hydrogen leak at an interface between the rocket and mobile launcher. Prior to rolling back to the VAB, teams successfully repaired the leak and demonstrated updated tanking procedures. While in the VAB, teams performed standard maintenance to repair minor damage to the foam and cork on the thermal protection system and recharge or replace batteries throughout the system.  

A limited number of seats inside the auditorium will be available during briefings to previously credentialed on-site journalists on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline has passed for media accreditation for in-person coverage of this launch.  

To participate by telephone, media must RSVP no later than two hours before the start of each briefing to: ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov.  

Media and members of the public may also ask questions on social media using #Artemis. Audio only of the briefings will be carried on the NASA «V» circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240 or -7135.

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