Nasa rules out third launch attempt of moon rocket in the next few days

The maiden flight of the new US moon rocket was postponed a second time shortly before the planned start in Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida.

Nasa rules out third launch attempt of moon rocket in the next few days

The maiden flight of the new US moon rocket was postponed a second time shortly before the planned start in Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida. The reason was a fuel leak. The start was called off for the first time on Monday due to technical problems. The next launch windows would be September 19th to October 4th and October 17th to October 31st.

NASA has set itself an ambitious goal: 50 years after the last moon landing, it wants to send a rocket to the moon again. The unmanned SLS rocket is designed to launch an Orion capsule into space. The Orion capsule will then orbit the moon at a distance of around one hundred kilometers. Then it should penetrate up to 64,000 kilometers behind the moon - that would be a record for a spaceship that is supposed to transport people.

The Artemis 1 mission is expected to last several weeks. Among other things, Germany is making a contribution to the NASA mission with the Orion service and propulsion module, which is mainly built in Germany. The follow-up mission Artemis 2 should bring astronauts into a lunar orbit, with Artemis 3 a moon landing should succeed at the earliest in 2025.

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