Ares I-X is targeted to roll out of the Vehicle Assembly Building tomorrow. The move is to start at 12:01 a.m. EDT. The 4.2-mile journey is expected to last about seven hours.
The test of Ares I-X was originally scheduled for today, but on Oct. 14, engineers detected a nitrogen gas leak. Hopefully the one day delay will not affect the target Oct. 27, 2009 launch date.
Ares I-X is NASA’s next-generation spacecraft and launch vehicle system, which will bring NASA one step closer to its exploration goals:
- to return to the moon for more ambitious exploration of the lunar surface
- to travel to Mars and destinations beyond.
Launch Vehicle: Ares I-X
Targeted Launch Date: Oct. 27
Launch Window: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39B
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center, Fla.