Carrying winds of up to 120 km / h, the hurricane has already forced NASA to postpone the launch from the Kennedy Space Center, located near Orlando, of its most powerful rocket ever built from November 14 to 16. It could again be pushed back to November 19, depending on Nicole’s progress. The rocket called SLS which will be used for the Artemis 1 mission is designed to withstand winds of 74.4 knots, or about 137 km/h.
This summer, already two take-off attempts had been canceled at the last moment, due to technical problems, then the 98-meter-high machine had to be returned to its assembly building at the end of September to be protected from another hurricane. , Ian.