Why did NASA abort the crucial ‘Artemis mission’ rocket test launch by just 29 seconds?

NASA aborted a crucial Artemis Mission test flight with merely 29 seconds to spare. Read to find out the reason behind the last-minute cancellation.

Artemis Mission test flight aborted

Artemis mission

This was the fourth consecutive aborted attempt in the mega moon rocket mission.

The agency revealed a hydrogen leak as the reason behind the cancellation of Artemis 1.

This is one of the last tests the rocket must pass to be cleared for its first flight to the moon. However, NASA is considering this a success as engineers for the first time completed more of their launch objectives beforehand, successfully fuelling the deep-space rocket for the first time.

“I would say that the majority of our objectives were met,” stated Charlie Blackwell-Thompson. Blackwell-Thompson is the launch director for NASA’s Artemis Mission.

“There were maybe small pieces within that one primary objective that we came up a little short on,” he added in the briefing. After all, the previous rehearsals ended before they fuelled the rocket.

Artemis 1 updates:

However, NASA did not clarify the unmet objectives. “We did go through and do a test to verify that [the gaseous nitrogen upgrades] supported all of our needs prior to rollout. We went through all of the flow profiles, verified all of the pressures, and also verified all the timelines with some amount of margin to ensure that our flow rates and our needs could be supported during our wet dress rehearsal,” Blackwell-Thompson.

Additionally, he added that the team would determine if any repairs can be made at the launchpad and whether they need to roll the 322-foot rocket back to its storage facility. SLS is one of the most powerful NASA rockets. With the Artemis Mission, the SLS is aiming to carry the first person of color and woman to the Moon. The mission is also important for establishing a permanent base on the lunar surface.

 

 

Source: Breezyscroll

Tags:
Calista
Calista

Advertise
Advertise

LATEST POST

Common weed may be ‘super plant’ that holds key to drought-resistant crops

Research reveals important hints on developing drought-resistance crops based on a common plant. The study ...

Scientists develop prosthetic hands controlled by the wearer’s breath

Oxford University scientists have developed a prosthetic hand for children that is powered and controlled ...

Anne Heche Reportedly Suffered A Catastrophic Brain Injury And Is Not Expected To Survive

Anne Heche’s reps have released a statement following her crash into a California home and ...

Wendy’s Employee Arrested After Punching Elderly Customer Who Complained About Order

An Arizona Wendy’s employee has been arrested after sucker punching an elderly customer who complained ...

Joycelyn Savage Set To Release Tell All Memoir About Life With R-Kelly

Joycelyn Savage is set to release a tell-all memoir about living under the shadow of ...

Rapper Young Thug faces six new felony charges of being part of a street gang Young Slime Life

American rapper, Young Thug is facing six new felony charges over allegations that he participated ...

Megan Thee Stallion Slams Her Label Over Album Release Dispute And Not Being Able To Put Out Music When She Wants

The lead-up to the release of Megan Thee Stallion’s sophomore album — rumored to be called ...

Vanessa Bryant Reportedly Broke Down In Tears During Kobe Bryant Crash Trial

Vanessa Bryant was drawn to tears as the civil trial she filed against Los Angeles County ...

BREAKING: Russia Confirms Prisoner Swap Talks As U.S. Hopes For Brittney Griner’s Release

For the first time, Russian officials confirmed that they are negotiating with the United States ...

Shakira’s ex Gerard Piqué ‘secretly dating PR student, 23, who works for him two months after his split with the singer

Barcelona defender, Gerard Piqué is reportedly secretly dating a 23-year-old PR student, two months after ...

Man, 75, arrested for rape and murder of 15-year-old girl who he stabbed 59 times 40 years ago

Police have announced the arrest of a man living in Hawaii for abducting, sexually assaulting ...

AWARENESS

No post found

CATEGORIES

Enable Notifications    OK No thanks