NASA will make a second attempt to launch its Artemis One mission on Saturday. As you might recall, technical problems with one of the four main engines forced NASA to scrub Monday morning's attempt. The good news? It was a faulty sensor – not an issue with the engine.
Mission managers say they will change their schedule and procedures to chill the engines before ignition, making them ready for liftoff. Artemis One will test NASA's new SLS rocket and the un-crewed Orion capsule by sending it on a six-week mission around the moon and back.
Still, it’s all about weather – and Mark Berger, a launch weather officer with the U.S. Space Force's 45th Weather Squadron, says the latest forecasts (which show potential showers or even thunderstorms in the area on Saturday) give the mission a 60% chance “ weather violation” during the launch window. Still, hopes are high for everything to come together – and for Artemis One to get liftoff.