Washington, D.C. – NASA is targeting the next launch attempt of the Artemis I mission for Monday, November 14th, 2022 with liftoff of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft planned during a 69-minute launch window that opens at 11:07pm CST.
Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test to launch SLS and send Orion around the Moon and back to Earth to thoroughly test its system before flights with astronauts.
Inspections and analyses over the previous week have confirmed minimal work is required to prepare the rocket and spacecraft to roll out to Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida following the roll-back due to Hurricane Ian.
NASA has requested back-up launch opportunities for Wednesday, November 16th, at 12:04am and Saturday, November 19th, at 12:45am, which are both two-hour launch windows. A launch on November 14th would result in a mission duration of about 25-and-a-half days with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean Friday, December 9th.