September 25, 2022

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Problems with the rocket engine

The departure of the Orion spaceship with the new SLS carrier from Cape Canaveral has been canceled due to a technical problem

NASA delays rezzo launch of Artemis 1 mission.
a Engine Problem #3 He led the National Aeronautics and Space Administration first to temporarily suspend the countdown to launch (the countdown paused when there were 40 minutes left to allow technicians to resolve issues that arose with one of the RS-25’s four engines) and then postponed it until the next 2 or 5 September. At the moment, it seems that the possibility of a structural crack forming in the central stage of the rocket has been ruled out: the problem appears to be related to the formation of ice. In fact, there has also been talk of a possible hydrogen leak, which appears to have surfaced at the same spot that underwent infiltrations during a spring rehearsal.
The refueling was already about an hour late Because of thunderstorms off the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers are working on problem 3 and collecting as much data and information as possible.

Expert explanations

“NASA has announced the Scrub program – which means the scheduled launch window has been canceled – because in the phase of loading propellant onto the plane, a problem was found that could jeopardize the mission. It often happens on missions of this size. Hopefully this is an issue that can be resolved right there on the launch pad to bring the decision in line with the launch date scheduled for Friday, September 2nd,” he comments to Corriere della Sera. Biagio Cutugno, responsible for operations ArgoMoon, The only European satellite on board the mission, designed and assembled by Turin-based Argotec.




















































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NASA astronaut stan loveHe also told the BBC that these kinds of technical problems were “very common, especially for the first flight of a new spacecraft”.

NASA statements

Nothing to worry about, in short, for experts, professionals and NASA itself. Commenting live on NASA microphones: ‘Delays are very normal’ Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator and former astronautHe adds: “It’s a very complex system and everything has to work perfectly. I have personal experiences with other missions where we have delayed the launch four times. This is an opportunity to collect data and information to increase safety and improve operation.”

launch day

This morning everything was ready Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaverallaunch ramp 39B, for the first step of A mission to return man to the moon More than fifty years after the fall of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. If the next “walk” of man on the Earth of the Moon is expected Not before 2024, Starts today – August 29 – Test phase And prepare NASA to achieve the goal. And let’s start with Artemis I, The first mission to test the new space vector space launch system And the new spaceship OrionAt the moment, there are no astronauts on board. “The main objectives of the Artemis I program are to display Orion systems in a space flight environment and to ensure a safe return, landing, clearance and recovery prior to the first manned flight on Artemis II,” NASA explains.

Today, August 29, around 10 a.m., operations began to refuel the rocket that will carry the Orion spacecraft into orbit. The carrier is called a Space Launch System (SLS) e As Giovanni Caprara explains herehe is stronger than ever. It is 98 meters high and can carry up to 30 tons to the moon. It was built by Boeing and cost approx $22 billion. Two solid-fuel boosters, positioned on either side of the rocket, and a central stage with liquid hydrogen, will bring the Orion spacecraft into orbit (where astronauts will be aboard in the future). From here, a second intermediate stage will take care of starting its engine to allow the spacecraft to reach the moon.

The real hero of Artemis I mission is Orionthe first spaceship – built by Lockheed Martin – for deep space travel (It cost about $14 billion.) Here, in the next mission Artemis II, he will be found the crew, consisting of four astronauts, will land on the surface of the moon. She is now traveling “alone”, on an important test trip (On board there will be mannequins equipped with sensorsTo understand the effects of travel on humans. “When you leave the Kennedy Space Center, you will travel more than a thousand times the distance that the International Space Station flies in low Earth orbit. NASA explains:

Artemis I, Launch: NASA's Mission to Return to the Moon

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