NASA stands down from Tuesday launch for Artemis I, holding off rollback decision
With the imminent danger of what's forecast to be Hurricane Ian, NASA subsequently threw withinside the towel Saturday for a release try Tuesday of its Artemis I project to the moon from Kennedy Space Center.
On Sunday, managers indicated they might wait longer earlier than you make a decision on whether or not or now no longer to roll lower back the large 5.
seventy five million-pound, 322-foot-tall aggregate of Space Launch System rocket, cellular launcher and Orion spacecraft to the protection of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
In an replace published to NASA’s internet site Sunday night time, that choice won’t come till Monday, and a capacity rollback won’t be began out till Monday or early Tuesday.
“Managers met Sunday night to check the today's facts at the hurricane from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S.
Space Force, and the National Hurricane Center and determined to satisfy once more Monday to permit for extra statistics accumulating in a single day earlier than making the choice whilst to roll lower back.
NASA maintains to prioritize its humans at the same time as defensive the Artemis I rocket and spacecraft system,” the replace reads.