The space agency’s team announced that after holding a planning meeting they have decided to postpone Tuesday’s launch amid concerns about the upcoming extreme weather.
RH Monitoring Desk September 25
American space agency NASA has called off the launch of its moon rocket Artemis I as tropical storm Ian is set to intensify into a powerful hurricane.
The much-awaited launch was scheduled for Tuesday.
“NASA is foregoing a launch opportunity Tuesday, Sept. 27, and preparing for rollback, while continuing to watch the weather forecast associated with tropical storm Ian,” the space agency tweeted.
The space agency’s team announced that – after holding a planning meeting – they had decided to “postpone” Tuesday’s launch attempt “amid concerns about the upcoming extreme” weather.
Tropical storm Ian developed over the Central Caribbean Sea this week and is forecast to hit Florida in the United States as a Category III hurricane by the middle of next week.