Next launch attempt of Artemis I set for Tuesday, but could delay due to tropical depression
(CNN) The Artemis I rocket will get its third launch attempt on Tuesday, September 27, but Tropical Depression Nine could change that.
The 70-minute launch window opens at 11:37 a.m.
ET and the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft continue to sit on the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Concerns over the weather system forming in the Caribbean put the weather conditions at only 20% favorable for a launch.
The current path of the tropical depression puts the storm on track to impact Cuba and Florida early next week.
Given the uncertainty in the storm track, intensity and the arrival time, the Artemis team will use the latest data to inform their decision, said Mike Bolger, manager of NASA's Exploration Ground Systems Program.
"Deep tropical moisture will spill across the Spaceport Tuesday, with widespread cloud cover and scattered showers likely during the launch window," according to a forecast released by the US Space Force on Friday.