the eurasiantimes wrote It is reported that the SLS rocket was fueled for the first time on the morning of 20 June. However, the team detected a hydrogen leak and it is said that the pre-launch test of the Artemis mission did not achieve its objective. A pre-launch test or wet dress rehearsal is an essential process for the mission to be approved.
On June 18, NASA started the fourth attempt to do a fueling test in this rocket. This 98 meter high rocket was once again taken to the launch pad located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There was also the Orion spacecraft along with it. Earlier in April, during the weight dress rehearsal, NASA’s first three attempts were unsuccessful. According to CNN, NASA claims that it has solved these problems.
During a news conference last week, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, Artemis launch director at NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program, said that many of the rocket launch goals were met in the initial weight dress rehearsals.
However, NASA is considering several dates to launch this mission. These include dates from August 23 to August 29, September 2 to September 6 and beyond. After the weight dress rehearsal, the SLS rocket will return to its assembly building and await the launch date.
Astronauts will not be sent to the Moon with the Artemis-1 mission. NASA will first send an unmanned Orion capsule to the Moon. After this a decision will be taken about sending humans to the moon. The Artemis-1 mission was scheduled to launch in June this year, which has now been delayed.