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NASA SLS mission postponed to Q1 2022



SLS will be launched in February or March 2022



23.Oct.21 1:20 PM
By Shawn Highstraw
Photo NASA

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NASA SLS mission postponed to Q1 2022
NASA postpones the launch of its unmanned Space Launch System rocket (SLS) until February next year, writes the agency on Friday. The launch was supposed to take place next month, but can't go ahead due to hurricane Ida and the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday, NASA managed to secure the Orion capsule on top of the rocket. The SLS rocket is located at the Kennedy Space Center in the state of Florida. "Thanks to the team's hard work, we have entered the final phase of preparations for the first launch," says NASA director Bill Nelson in the message.

The space agency wants to send the rocket into space between 12 February and 27 February. If that is not feasible, then the next option is one month later, between 12 March and 27 March.

During flight, the unmanned Orion capsule is launched on top of the SLS rocket to reach the moon and travel thousands of miles. The mission is expected to take a few weeks. Then Orion has to land in the Pacific. If the so-called Artemis I Mission is a success, NASA plans to perform the same flight in 2023, but with a crew on board the capsule.



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