Weather Conditions could be Hurdle in Launching Artemis I

The team took longer than expected to start the fueling procedure because of offshore storms with the possibility of lightning. 

But the weather is upto 80% favourable for a launch at the start of a window. 

Engineers are currently investigating the cause of an 11-minute communication lag between the Orion spacecraft & ground equipment.  

According to NASA, engineers are certain that they will solve the problem before the terminal count. 

Originally scheduled to launch in late 2021, Artemis 1 will now lift off on August 29, 2022. 

The SLS and Orion is the first test flight, designated Artemis I (2022), which will be an uncrewed test. 

It is impressive to see the 322-foot-tall (98-foot-tall) stack of the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. 

Orion will travel 1.3 million miles in 42 days as it heads to the moon, does a loop around it, and then heads back to Earth (2.1 million kilometers). 

On October 10, the capsule will splash down in the Pacific Ocean near San Diego.