NASA’s Artemis I launch rescheduled after Call Off 


NASA Tweeted that We're now targeting Saturday, Sept. 3 for the launch of the #Artemis I flight test around the Moon. The two-hour launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. ET (18:17 UTC).

In the previous Launch day, it was called off after getting issues in RS-25 Engines.

One of the Space Launch System's (SLS) Four RS -25 failed to reach the necessary temperature range for Liftoff. 

It also encountered other problems including included storms in the area that delayed the start of propellant loading operations,

Also a leak at the quick disconnect on the 8-inch line

Also a hydrogen leak from a valve

Michael Sarafin, the Artemis programme manager, stated that in order to be ready for Saturday, the team would alter the way that propellant is loaded into the rocket and 

Try cooling the engines between 30 and 45 minutes early in the countdown.

Weather could critically act as hindrance in the current launch date: 

The U.S. Space Force Space Launch Delta 45 is predicting a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions at the beginning 

Whereas, 80% chance of favorable weather conditions toward the later part of the window 

If the launch is successful, the Orion capsule from SLS would spend nearly six weeks in space before landing on October 11 in the Pacific Ocean.