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While the rocket and the ship were in the Vehicle Assembly Building hangar at the Kennedy Space Center, where they were taken to protect themselves from the hurricane, NASA specialists, along with contractors, conducted a detailed inspection of the equipment to determine its readiness to fly. One missile and the ship have been in full configuration for almost a year since October 21, 2021.
As a result, on Wednesday, 12 October, NASA reported in its blog that preparing the missile for launch would require minimal work, including the elimination of minor damage to the thermal protection system, as well as the recharge or replacement of batteries and the replacement of several additional loads.
A 67-minute window has been set aside for launch. According to the schedule, Orion will be in flight for 25.5 days before landing in the Pacific. NASA has also identified two backup launch dates: Wednesday, 16 November, at 1:04 ET. In both cases, a two-hour window is provided for launch.