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{June nasa to roll Artemis 1 moon rocket back out to pad for testing in early}

NASA will roll its Artemis 1 moon rocket {back again} out to the {release|start} pad early {the following month}, if all goes {in accordance with} {strategy|program}.

The Artemis 1 vehicle – {a huge} Space Launch {Program} (SLS) rocket {having an} Orion crew capsule {at the top} – is scheduled {to come back} to Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy {Area|Room} Center (KSC) in Florida in early June for another try at {an essential} “wet dress rehearsal” {check}, agency officials wrote {within an} update on Friday (May 20).

The wet {gown|outfit} will run the SLS and Orion {by way of a} {group of} prelaunch checks and procedures, including fueling of the rocket {and many} simulated countdowns. {And then} month’s attempt {will not be} Artemis 1’s first crack at it.

{Live life} updates: NASA’s Artemis 1 moon {objective}
{Associated}: NASA’s Artemis 1 moon {objective} explained in photos  

NASA first rolled the Artemis 1 stack out to Pad 39B from KSC’s {Automobile} Assembly {Developing} (VAB) in mid-March for a wet {gown|outfit} try that began on April 1. {That attempt was {likely to} end two days later,|That attempt was {likely to} later end two days,} {nonetheless it} was delayed and ultimately halted {by way of a} {group of} {problems} , including a stuck valve on the vehicle’s {cellular} {release|start} tower and a hydrogen leak {within an} “umbilical” {collection|range|series} connecting the tower to the rocket. 

NASA rolled the Artemis 1 stack off Pad 39B and {back to} the VAB on April 25 {to research} and fix those problems. {That work {is currently} pretty much done,|That work is {just about|virtually} done now,} as are onsite repairs {created by} the {personal} contractor that’s supplying gaseous nitrogen for the Artemis 1 {ensure that you} {release|start} campaign, agency officials said. (Gaseous nitrogen {can be used} to purge oxygen from the SLS {ahead of} fueling operations, for safety {reasons}, {during wet launch and dress.}) 

{Associated} stories:

“Following completion of {several} remaining verifications, {teams will retract platforms {in the} VAB {to get ready} SLS and Orion to roll out to pad 39B,|teams will retract platforms {in the} VAB {to get ready} Orion and SLS to roll out to pad 39B,}” they wrote in Friday’s update. “Plans {demand} the next wet {gown|outfit} rehearsal {to occur} about 14 days {following the} rocket {finds} the pad.”

The wet dress {is made to} {display|present} that Artemis 1’s SLS and Orion {will be ready to} {release|start} on an uncrewed round-the-moon mission, {the initial} liftoff of NASA’s Artemis {system|plan} of lunar exploration. {The agency aims to launch the roughly month-long Artemis 1 {come early july},|The agency aims to launch the month-long Artemis 1 {come early july} roughly,} though it won’t {arranged|established|fixed} a target date {before} wet dress {is performed} and the resulting data analyzed.

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