NASA once again calls off Artemis I launch due to technical issue

NASA has once again waved off an attempt to launch its massive rocket on an uncrewed test mission because of technical issues. The scrub was called at 11:17 a.m. ET, 3 hours before the launch window.

Bill Nelson said mission managers will hold meeting to discuss the next steps and determine if a launch is possible soon, or if rocket stack needs to be rolled back into the Vehicle Assembly Building.

If it is rolled back into the building, Artemis I won't have another launch opportunity until October, with mid-October being most likely due to the schedule at the launchpad, Nelson said.

That's because NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 mission is due to launch on October 3 and the early October launch window for Artemis I closes on October 4. The next window opens on October 17.

NASA addressing VIPs told that they think a rollback of the Artemis moon rocket to the building is likely required in order to fix the problem that caused Saturday's launch attempt to be scrubbed.

Team wouldn't be able to attempt another launch for several weeks. It takes min of 3 & half days to roll rocket back to building before they could begin to work on it and then roll it back out to pad.

The agency will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET to share an update.