The space agency reported that there was a need for further verification of the lunar launcher Artemis following Hurricane Ian.
NASA planned to send a drone to the first part of the Artemis mission on 27 September, but Hurricane Ian prevented those plans. A powerful tropical storm that hit southwest Florida forced space agency engineers to return the spacecraft from the launch site back to the antenna for the assembly of spacecraft.
The engineers conducted an inspection of the ship ' s condition, the first data showing that the mission ' s flight equipment had not been damaged and that the equipment was in good condition, but there had been little water entry into the rocket ' s hull in several locations.
Engineers will continue to test, launch vehicles, launch systems and spacecraft, and to avoid possible errors, they have decided to abandon plans to send a mission in October and to focus on preparing for the launch window, which will be open from 12 to 27 November. The exact dates are not yet known.
This is not the first time that NASA has moved the time frame for the moon mission, but the first attempt ended at the end of August when engineers discovered hydrogen leaks, and earlier Hytech detailed NASA's planned moon mission.