Category: Artemis I

NASA’s Artemis I Moon Rocket Passes Critical Fueling Test, Next Launch Opportunity Still Sept. 27

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket passed a critical fueling test on Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center. NASA is preserving options for the next launch opportunity as early as Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a possible backup date of Oct. 2. […]

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NASA’s Artemis I Team Adjusts Dates for Cryogenic Demonstration Test, Next Launch Opportunity Now Sept. 27

After disconnecting the ground and rocket-side plates on the interface, called a quick disconnect, for the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line, NASA Artemis I teams have replaced the seals on the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage associated with the liquid hydrogen leak detected during the Artemis I launch attempt Sept. 3. The agency will conduct the demonstration test no earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 21, and has updated its request for a launch opportunity on Sept. 27, with a potential backup opportunity of Oct. 2 under review. […]

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Artemis I Teams Replace Seals on Moon Rocket, Prepare for Tanking Test – Next Launch Opportunity Sept. 23

After disconnecting the ground and rocket-side plates on the interface, called a quick disconnect, for the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line, NASA Artemis I teams have replaced the seals on the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage associated with the liquid hydrogen leak detected during the Artemis I launch attempt Sept. 3. […]

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Artemis I Liquid Hydrogen Leak Repair Work Underway, Preparations Continue for Next Launch Opportunity Sept. 23

Engineers are making progress repairing the area where a liquid hydrogen leak was detected during the Artemis I launch attempt Sept. 3, and NASA is preserving options for the next launch opportunity as early as Friday, Sept. 23. The SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft are in good condition while remaining at the launch pad. […]

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Artemis I Team Ends Monday’s Attempt at Wet Dress Rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39B

The Artemis I team has ended Monday’s attempt at the wet dress rehearsal test at 5 p.m. The countdown ended after partially loading liquid oxygen into the Space Launch System core stage tank. After troubleshooting a temperature limit issue for the liquid oxygen, which delayed the countdown by several hours, the team successfully developed a new procedure for loading the liquid oxygen and filled the tank to 50 percent.  […]

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NASA Denies Blue Origins Bid Protest to Develop, Demonstrate Modern Human Lunar Lander

NASA was notified Thursday that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims denied Blue Origin’s bid protest, upholding NASA’s selection of SpaceX to develop and demonstrate a modern human lunar lander.  […]

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NASA, National Geographic Partner to Provide Inside Look at Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA has selected National Geographic to help tell the story of Artemis II, the first Artemis flight that will carry astronauts around the Moon and back to Earth aboard the agency’s Orion spacecraft. […]

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