Artemis I Launch Delayed; Named Tropical System Likely by Labor Day; Counteroffensive Under Way In Ukraine

Artemis I Launch Delayed

NASA’s planned launch of the Artemis 1 spacecraft was delayed this morning after an issue with one of RS-25 engines on the bottom of the core stage. During a bleed test, attempts to get engine three to the proper temperature range for liftoff was not successful. Engineers are currently working on the problem; the next available date for launch is Friday, Sept. 2.

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Named Tropical System Likely by Labor Day

The National Hurricane Center is tracking an area of low pressure over the central Atlantic that currently has an 80 percent chance of becoming a named system within the next five days. This system is expected to track west and then west-northwest and isn’t expected to affect Louisiana at this time.

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Counteroffensive Under Way In Ukraine

Senior US officials have said that Ukrainian forces are conducting “shaping” operations ahead of a planned counteroffensive in the southern region of the country.

“Ukrainian armed forces have started the offensive actions in several directions on the South front towards liberating the occupied territories,” Natalia Humeniuk, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s Operational Command South, told CNN.

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