Artemis 1 rocket passes fuel test, soon to go to the moon?

Artemis 1 rocket passes fuel test, soon to go to the moon?
Artemis 1 rocket passes fuel test, soon to go to the moon?
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Artemis 1 . Rocket owned by the Institute of Aeronautics and Space (NASA) has passed the fuel test, Wednesday (21/9). Is the rocket ready to launch immediately?

The Artemis 1 mission is set to be on track for takeoff on September 27. The rocket will send the unmanned Orion capsule into orbit using Space Launch System rocket (SLS) giant.

NASA tried to launch the mission last September 3, but failed because liquid hydrogen propellant leak on “quick disconnection” in the SLS core stage or interface that connects the rocket to the fuel lines of its mobile launch tower.

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Team Artemis 1 replace two seals around a quick disconnect on September 9, then scheduled a refueling test to see if the fix worked.

The test took place Wednesday at Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, and brought good news for the mission.

“All of the goals we set we were able to achieve today,” said Artemis launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson. Space.

Artemis 1 personnel also noticed a distinct hydrogen leak during the pre-pressure test, which was also part of Wednesday’s activity.

This test allows engineers to calibrate the settings used to condition the engine before launch day, to reduce schedule risk during the countdown on launch day.

NASA is currently eyeing September 27 as the launch target for Artemis 1, and if it misses it will be shifted to October 2.

Citing the official site NASA, a few things Artemis 1 had to do in order for the mission to be launched in the next two weeks as well. Weather is also thought to have to work together, and that’s a never-ending thing on Florida’s Space Coast.

The mission must also get a flight termination system (FTS) certification waiver, which is designed to destroy the SLS if it deviates from the course of launch.

Force US Spacewhich oversees the Eastern Range for rocket launches, authorized the FTS Artemis 1 for 25 days, and that time is now up.

“At this time, we are still in the process of having technical discussions with Range,” said Tom Whitmeyer, NASA’s deputy associate administrator.

If all goes well, Artemis 1 and Artemis 2 will launch astronauts to circumnavigate month in 2024, and Artemis 3 will put a boot near the moon’s south pole a year or two later.

Program Artemis ultimately aim to establish a long-term human presence around the moon, and use the skills and knowledge acquired to get astronauts to Mars in the late 2030s or early 2040s.

(can/arh)

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