NASA Targets Sept. 3 for Coming Artemis I Moon Mission Launch Attempt

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NASA will aim for a 2:17 p.m. EDT launch of Artemis I, the first integrated test of NASA's Orion spacecraft,

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Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and ground systems, on Saturday,

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Sept. 3 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Mission management met Tuesday to examine data and devise a strategy

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to resolve difficulties that surfaced during the flight test's Aug. 29 launch

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attempt. Teams were unable to cool down the four RS-25 engines

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to minus 420 degrees F during that launch attempt, with engine 3

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exhibiting greater temperatures than the other engines.

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Teams also discovered a hydrogen leak on the purge can,

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a component of the tail service mast umbilical quick connection,

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and addressed the leak by manually changing propellant flow rates.

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