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https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2021/12/17/artemis-i-integrated-testing-update/

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft are undergoing integrated testing inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to ensure they are “go” for launch of the Artemis I mission early next year.

but then:
reviewing launch opportunities in March and April


Any bets on a Summer launch? :rolleyes:
Next fall at this point
 

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They need to swap engine controllers during a chip crisis. They won't launch before April 2032.
 

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2021/12/17/artemis-i-integrated-testing-update/

The text starts with this:
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft are undergoing integrated testing inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to ensure they are “go” for launch of the Artemis I mission early next year.

but then:
reviewing launch opportunities in March and April


Any bets on a Summer launch? :rolleyes:
Yup, likely. As I have witnessed numerous delays of the Webb Telescope, it is no wonder to me that the ambitious Artemis missions will be delayed like this too.
 

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Heh. Summer would be H2 2022. A few years ago, on a different site, I was called a "troll" and "SpaceX fanboy" for suggesting it would delay until mid/late 2022.
 

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In 9 years, the United States went from no manned space flight experience to Neil and Buzz on the moon. How long will it take to regain what we once had? :rolleyes:
 

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And the wet dress rehearsal isn't a foregone conclusion either. I'd reckon the odds of something cropping up where it will need to go back into the high bay isn't zero.
That was always the plan, roll out for the WDR, then roll back for final close-outs and the second part of FTS installation then a second roll out for launch countddown.
 

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The Space Launch System is no longer just an artwork we speculate on whether it will work or not. It is now a real rocket ready for wet dress rehearsal.
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