NASA will try to test Space Launch System rocket in November

NASA will try to test Space Launch System rocket in November
NASA will try to test Space Launch System rocket in November

NASA will try to test the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to the moon in November, the US space agency announced, without specifying a launch date as part of the Artemis I mission.

The space agency, quoted by Agence France Presse (AFP), announced that it is preparing for “the lift-off of Artemis I during the period between November 12 and November 27”.

Those responsible will, “in the coming days”, “identify a specific date for the next take-off attempt”.

The test flight of the SLS rocket, which should take mannequins instead of astronauts to lunar orbit, in an attempt to continue the Apollo program, which led man to land on the moon and ran until about half a century ago, has already been postponed several times. times.

If the first test flight goes well, astronauts could board the SLS on an upcoming mission in 2024 and get two people to land on the moon in 2025.

The launch was scheduled for September 27, but was delayed due to a tropical storm, which was predicted to evolve into a hurricane. Previous delays were due to fuel (hydrogen) leaks and other technical problems.

Given the uncertainties of the forecast, NASA decided a few days earlier to renounce the launch attempt and, instead, prepare the 98-meter rocket for a possible return to its hangar.

According to NASA, the SLS “was not damaged” in the hurricane’s passage through Florida.

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