Somehow it shouldn’t really work out with the moon mission “Artemis”. After several launch attempts had to be aborted, NASA is now faced with a new problem.
Cape Canaveral – The US space agency Nasa has canceled a launch attempt for the problem-plagued moon mission “Artemis” scheduled for Tuesday due to weather reasons. The reason given by NASA in a statement on Saturday morning (local time) was an approaching tropical storm moving towards the US state of Florida.
Another window provides for a launch of the unmanned rocket between October 17th and 31st. A leak occurred again during a tank test on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the test was completed as planned and all goals were achieved, according to NASA. About three weeks ago, two attempts to launch the unmanned rocket failed – among other things because of a leaking fuel hose.
The rocket system was then brought back to the hangar at the Cape Canaveral spaceport in the US state of Florida for the time being. Problems had also arisen during earlier “Artemis” tests, which ultimately resulted in the first major delay in the project.
It is initially about an unmanned test flight to the moon, but with the program named after the Greek goddess of the moon, US astronauts are supposed to land on the moon again in a few years. dpa