NASA Artemis-1 launch: Dramatic cancellation of NASA's Artemis-1 lunar mission, just 40 minutes before
launch The launch of NASA's Artemis-1 rocket was dramatically canceled just moments before launch on Monday. The countdown has been stopped at T-40 minutes.
Artemis-1 rocket waits to fly to the moon
Washington: The historic journey is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 29th. The man returned to the moon. And as the first leg of that mission, the most powerful rocket ever built by NASA, Artemis 1, is set to reach the Moon. The mission has been dubbed "the dawn of a new space age." However, the flight was first canceled minutes before the scheduled launch time, and then NASA announced that the launch was canceled today. Due to thermal problems in one of the four RS-25 engines, the test flight of this giant lunar rocket was aborted. Other launch dates are September 2nd and 5th.
On this first day, the NASA mission countdown stopped at T-40 minutes, i.e. after 40 minutes, the historic launch was to take place. Initially, NASA said the mission was suspended due to fuel problems. Their hydrogen team discusses it with the Artemis-1 launch manager. Subsequently, the launch program was completely canceled from today.
Apollo 17 was the last time NASA astronauts walked on the moon in 1972. This was the last time a man walked on the moon, 50 years after this mission. NASA wants to send people back to the moon. The Artemis 1 moon mission will operate in the early stages of this mission. The 322-foot Space Launch System rocket has been developed for the mission for nearly a decade. The purpose of the mission is to test the performance of the rocket and how safe the Orion crew capsule on the rocket is for humans on the moon. The rocket will take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 08:33 local time. Thousands of people, including US Vice President Kamala Harris, gathered on Florida's beaches to watch the launch. But eventually, all enthusiasm died down.
But the US space exploration industry failed from the start. More than 300,000 liters of liquid hydrogen and oxygen will be needed for the rocket. On Sunday evening, the rocket had to be filled with fuel. But suddenly, severe lightning struck the assembly area and stopped the work for about an hour. At 03:00, NASA ran into another fuel problem. A break can be found when the first level of the hydrogen chamber is filled. This also terminates the operation. After filtering, oil is poured. NASA's Exploration Ground Systems later tweeted, "However, this issue is being investigated."Although liftoff was scheduled for 8:33 p.m., NASA said the delay could occur at any time within the next two hours. Because the probability of good weather at this time is 80 percent. Weapons cannot be fired during a storm. After a brief fuel outage, NASA said it would resume operations in two hours. But in the end, it's not the weather, it's the stone car. NASA's goal is to soon have a woman and a black man walk on the moon for the first time aboard an Orion rocket and this capsule. Before that, there was a big hurdle.