When will Artemis 1 launch? NASA has revealed two new possible launch dates for its landmark uncrewed mission to the Moon, both of which will mean a shorter trip than originally planned.
Artemis I failed to launch for the second time on September 3, 2022 from Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after the Space Launch System (SLS) suffered a leak in a liquid hydrogen valve.
Between 6:47 a.m. EDT and 8:47 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 23, 2022.
Between 11:37 a.m. EDT and 12:47 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
According to the two new dates the mission will last for either 26 or 40 days. A launch on September 23 will have the Orion spacecraft splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego on October 18, just 26 days after launch.
If it launches on September 27 then the mission duration will lengthen to 40 days. In that case, splashdown will be on November 5. Both are shorter than the 42 day missions NASA had been targeting.