April 15, 2024

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The Artemis 1 moon rocket on the pad at NASA

NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar rocket has passed a critical refueling test

NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar rocket passed an important refueling test on Wednesday (September 21), potentially keeping it on track for its planned September 27 takeoff.

Artemis 1 It will send an unmanned Orion capsule to the moon’s orbit using a giant space launch system (SLS) missile. NASA attempted to launch the mission on September 3 but was aborted before liquid hydrogen fuel leak In a “quick disconnect” in the SLS core stage, an interface connects the missile to a fuel line from the moving launch tower.