Artemis 1 mission: Nasa’s two attempts to go to the moon failed, now this decision has been taken

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America and its space agency NASA, which was the first to send humans to the moon, are once again busy in launching the moon mission. But the first stop of Artemis mission i.e. Artemis 1 mission has been canceled twice so far. The mission was aborted during the first attempt due to a failure in the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s RS-25 engine, while the second due to a hydrogen leak at the ‘quick disconnect’ interface between the rocket and the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line. had to be postponed. It is now being told that the space agency will replace the faulty seal that caused the leak. Meanwhile the rocket is still on the launchpad. There is currently no information about when the next attempt to launch the mission will be.

During a press conference, James Frey, associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development, said the vehicle would need to be returned to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) because the Flight Termination System (FTS) batteries on board would need to be tested and recharged. However, the final decision on this will be with the Range Flight Safety Team at the Space Agency.

So when NASA needs to bring its rocket back to the Vehicle Assembly Building, the space agency has not said how long it will take. Earlier, NASA had said that the mission’s technical team would replace the faulty seal that caused the liquid hydrogen leak.

To do this, NASA will create an enclosure around the technical area so that the hardware of the rocket is protected from weather and other environmental conditions. After replacing the seal, the rocket can be sent to the VAB. In addition to replacing faulty seals, NASA teams will also ensure that there are no other leaks.

Significantly, the Artemis mission was to be launched on August 29 with the help of NASA’s most powerful rocket ‘Space Launch System’ (SLS). The mission was set to launch from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. According to Indian time, the rocket was to be launched around 6:03 pm. NASA had completed all its preparations. Live stream was also organized, but till now this mission has not been launched.

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