When is the NASA SLS launch date?

MClark

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If the building burns down with the rocket it gives a good excuse why it didn’t fly.
No building they have all the time in the world to redesign
 

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New date for launch is Monday, Nov. 14, 12:07 a.m. EST


Teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida conducted initial inspections Friday to assess potential impacts from Hurricane Ian. There was no damage to Artemis flight hardware, and facilities are in good shape with only minor water intrusion identified in a few locations.

Engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida are in the process of preparing the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft for the next launch attempt in November for the Artemis I mission. Check-outs conducted this week will allow NASA to finalize the work schedule before rolling SLS and Orion back to Launch Pad 39B.

Since resuming work after Hurricane Ian, teams have extended work platforms around SLS and Orion to assess the exterior and access internal components. Exterior inspections will note any foam or cork from the thermal protection system on the rocket or spacecraft that might need to be repaired. Teams will replace the flight batteries for the interim cryogenic propulsion stage and the boosters, as well as the batteries for the flight termination system in the boosters and core stage.

Work will also include charging the CubeSats that are equipped to be re-charged and have elected to do so. Inside Orion, work will include replenishing the specimens and batteries for the biology investigations riding within the capsule, as well as recharging the batteries associated with the crew seat accelerometers and space radiation experiments.
 
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If I understand right, the full stack has now used up its allotment of trips to the pad, and if it goes back to the VAB again it will have to be de-stacked?
 

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[ Please read with tongue in cheek sarcasm. I REALLY DO want to see this fly. ]

Or get another waiver.... you know; since it's a test/evaluation flight... what's one more thing going past limits. Their just guidelines, and have safety factors calculated for "normal" flights.
 
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