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NASA cancels Artemis 1 moon launch on September 27 due to Tropical Storm Ian

satellite photo of tropical storm ian in Caribbean Sea on Sept. 24, 2022.

After all, NASA won’t be trying to wind up time with its Artemis 1 moon mission. The space agency had targeted Tuesday’s (Sept. 27) launch of Artemis 1 from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida’s Atlantic coast. That remained the plan as recently as Friday (Sept. 23), though NASA officials stressed they were keeping …

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NASA to repair Artemis 1 moon rocket’s hydrogen connector on launch pad – Spaceflight Now

NASA to repair Artemis 1 moon rocket's hydrogen connector on launch pad - Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket on its launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will repair a leak in a liquid hydrogen supply line to the Artemis 1 moon rocket on the launch pad instead of inside the vehicle assembly building, a decision …

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The next Artemis I launch attempt may not happen until the end of the year

The next Artemis I launch attempt may not happen until the end of the year

Future release periods, including September and October, depend on what the team decides early next week, but that means at least a few weeks worth of delays. “We’re not going to launch in this launch period,” said Jim Free, associate administrator for NASA’s Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate. “We’re not where we wanted to be.” …

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Artemis 1: NASA will make a second attempt to launch rockets around the moon

NASA will make a second attempt to fly its pioneering Artemis 1 moon rocket on Saturday afternoon after the US space agency said it had identified and fixed an engine problem that caused the launch attempt to be postponed original five days before. Mission managers at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center canceled Monday’s liftoff with 40 …

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Rocket Report: SpaceX sees demand for ride-sharing, Russia’s weird launch deal with Iran

Rocket Report: SpaceX sees demand for ride-sharing, Russia's weird launch deal with Iran

Zoom in / India’s small satellite launch vehicle takes flight on Sunday. ISRO Welcome to Rocket Report Edition 5.06! The big news this week is Northrop Grumman’s deal with Firefly and SpaceX to ensure it can continue to fly the Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station. This is a bold move that builds on …

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NASA’s Lunar IceCube: Moon-observing CubeSat ready for Artemis launch

NASA's Lunar IceCube: Moon-observing CubeSat ready for Artemis launch

For Katherine Schauer and Danny Baird of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center August 8, 2022 Illustration of Lunar IceCube in orbit investigating lunar ice. Credit: Morehead State University moon ice cube, NASA Founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that succeeded the …

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