BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — NASA provided an update Saturday after its second launch attempt of the Artemis I rocket was scrubbed at around 11 a.m.
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The trouble started at 7:30 a.m. when a fuel leak was detected on a hydrogen tank during initial fueling.
The team attempted multiple times to stop the leak, without success.
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Officials said the hydrogen leak that occurred on Saturday was different from the hydrogen leak on Aug. 29.
NASA’s first attempt on Aug. 29 was scrubbed due to issues with the SLS rocket’s No. 3 engine.
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NASA said safety is at the top of its priority list.
“We do not launch until we think it’s right,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
#Artemis Update: The team continues to troubleshoot, and plans to return with a variety of options early next week. We are standing down on any launch attempts through the current launch period, which ends Tuesday.— NASA (@NASA) September 3, 2022
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NASA said the date of the next launch is to be determined.
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