April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Via Southgate: Artemis Moon rocket second launch attempt called off

BBC News report the launch of Nasa’s new Artemis I Moon rocket is facing a potentially lengthy delay after a second postponement.

Controllers tried and failed again on Saturday to get the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle to lift off. They were thwarted by a fuel leak.

Engineers now want to inspect the rocket, and any repairs may need to happen in the workshop rather than on the launch pad.

The whole process is certain to lead to a setback of several weeks.

It means we may not see a third launch attempt before mid-October at the earliest.

The SLS is the most powerful rocket ever developed by the US space agency, and is designed to send astronauts and their equipment back to the Moon after an absence of 50 years.

Read more – Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2022/september/artemis-moon-rocket-second-launch-attempt-called-off.htm
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