Thursday, May 07, 2009
Wallops Scrubbs Friday Night Launch at 2 Minutes, 13 Seconds into Final Countdown
LAUNCH WEBCAST -- The 69-foot Minotaur I rocket has been delayed for the third time due to an electrical voltage anomaly 2 minutes, 13 seconds prior to the launch command . The soonest launch date is now Tuesday, May 19th. Twitter the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport launch pad for details.
The Air Force Research Laboratory's $60 million satellite, TacSat-3, which includes ARTEMIS, a hyperspectral imager built by Raytheon Co. and designed to provide real-time images to military commanders on the battlefield should be launched at the soonest May 19th.
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility will now yield on-site launch opeartions to support the STS-125 Atlantis space shuttle launch from the Kennedy Space Center set for Monday, May 11th.