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Chloé Carrière: “The postponement of the take-off of the Artémis rocket shouldn’t be seen as a failure” – rts.ch

Chloé Carrière: “The postponement of the take-off of the Artémis rocket shouldn’t be seen as a failure” – rts.ch

The American area company needed to cancel Saturday night, for the second time, the launch of its mega Artemis rocket, answerable for getting ready the return of man to the Moon. For Chloé Carrière, specialist within the administration of area applied sciences at EPFL, interviewed on Sunday in 12:30 p.m., there’s nevertheless no query of speaking about failure.

“We’re in an experimental mannequin. It needs to be remembered that the Falcon 9 launcher, which is SpaceX’s first partially reusable rocket, was born exactly because of its failures”, explains the specialist.

As well as, she continues, “studies within the area discipline arrive on a regular basis. It isn’t a giant shock”.

>> Examine it: Launch of the Artemis rocket to the Moon once more postponed by NASA

Gasoline leak

Take-off was initially scheduled for two:17 p.m. native time (8:17 p.m. Swiss time), with a two-hour launch window.

However after greater than three hours of making an attempt to resolve a gasoline leak throughout rocket fueling operations, time was working out for launch groups.

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Particular trajectory

As Chloé Carrière explains, a launch window is set by orbital mechanics. “We would like this rocket to observe a selected trajectory. That is why we won’t launch it at any time.”

For the area expertise administration specialist, it will be life like to think about a 3rd try to launch the rocket round mid-October.

Célia Bertholet/hkr

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