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NASA in the Stage of Solving Artemis I Rocket Problems

NASA in the Stage of Solving Artemis I Rocket Problems
NASA in the Stage of Solving Artemis I Rocket Problems
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NASA is working to finally get its next-generation rocket into orbit to launch the ambitious Artemis space exploration program.

After unsuccessful attempts to launch the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on August 29 and September 3, NASA engineers at the Kennedy Space Center launch site in Florida are working tirelessly to resolve the issues that have caused these countdowns to stop.

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While the rocket was still on the launch pad, the to-do list included replacing the gaskets at the center of the hydrogen leak that had occurred during refueling for the rocket’s second launch attempt.

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“Engineers have replaced gaskets related to hydrogen leak detected during the #Artemis I launch attempt on Sept. 3,” NASA said in a statement on Saturday . Crews will examine the new seals over the weekend and evaluate launch opportunities. said.

NASA Trying to Determine New Launch Date

The launch team now aims to perform the test on September 17, a procedure designed to check the new seals under super-cold conditions, replicating the conditions of the launch day. NASA’s new test will include loading liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen into the core stage and intermediate cryogenic propulsion stage of the SLS rocket and achieving a stable supply state for both propellants.

Engineers will also conduct further tests to verify the ability of the ground and flight hardware and software systems to perform the necessary functions required to thermally condition the engines for flight.

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