NASA will try again to launch the Artemis I mission this Saturday

The launch of NASA’s Artemis I unmanned space mission, made up of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, is scheduled for this Saturday, September 3, after It will not take place on Monday, August 29 due to engine problems. This was announced by NASA through its Twitter profile, where it explained that the take-off window of the ship that will travel to the Moon will start at 2:17 p.m. ( local time, 8:17 p.m. Spanish peninsular time). The space agency indicated that the failure that prevented the launch of Artemis I was related to one of the four engines of the central stage of the SLS. Specifically, the number 3 engine was not able to reach the proper temperature required for takeoff. Once the problem was solved, the director of the Artemis mission, Mike Sarafin, announced that the Artemis I continues on platform 39B of the Kennedy Space Center , from where it will go into space on September 3. The Artemis I mission aims to be the first step, even without a crew, for successive missions with the ultimate goal of returning astronauts to the surface of the Moon and making a long-term human presence possible. for decades to come. The primary goals of Artemis I are to demonstrate Orion’s systems in a spaceflight environment and to ensure safe re-entry, descent, splashdown, and recovery before the first crewed flight on Artemis II, NASA said in a statement. Informative meeting on August 5. The duration of the mission is set at between four and six weeks, with a journey of 2.1 million kilometers, with several orbits s to the Earth and the Moon on their journey.