Launch of Artemis 1 moon rocket delayed to Sept. 27 at the earliest


NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket will probably be grounded for not less than 4 extra days.

NASA had been eyeing Sept. 23 or Sept. 27 for the launch of Artemis 1, which is able to use a Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket to ship an Orion capsule on an uncrewed take a look at flight to lunar orbit. But the company introduced in a weblog publish Monday night (Sept. 12) that the sooner date is not in play; it is now concentrating on Sept. 27 for the Artemis 1 liftoff, with a doable backup date of Oct. 2.

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