Artemis 1 two-hour launch window opening at 8:33 a.m. local time

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen on a mobile launch vehicle on Launch Pad 39B during preparations for launch Thursday, August 25, 2022 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to be continued in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I flight test is the first integrated test of the agency’s space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, the SLS rocket, and supporting ground systems. The earliest the unmanned flight test is scheduled to begin is August 29 at 8:33 a.m. ET. Photo credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA — U.S. Space Force Space Launch Delta 45 meteorologists continue to predict a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the Artemis I launch Monday morning.

The highly anticipated launch of the Artemis 1 lunar mission is scheduled for Monday from Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad 39B, with a two-hour launch window opening at 8:33 a.m. local time.

The main weather issue for the two-hour launch window remains isolated rain showers. That weather guidelines for NASA’s Artemis I flight test, the conditions for the launch of the agency’s Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft.

At launch pad 39B, engineers closed the launch abort system hatch and retracted the crew access arm. The teams continue to plan to start the countdown for launch at 10:23 am EDT on August 27th.

Watch a repetition of the briefing on the role of industry in advancing human exploration. NASA will hold a mission overview and status briefing on August 27 at 11 am Mission Management Team meets to review progress before launch. NASA executives will also provide an update on the agency’s progress from the Moon to Mars at 2:30 p.m Live coverage will be broadcast on NASA TVNASA appand that of the agencywebsite.