Tuesday, June 25, 2013
NASA IRIS Mission Re-set for June 27, 2013
The launch of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission is being delayed one day to 7:27 p.m. PDT (10:27 p.m. EDT) Thursday, June 27, 2013 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Live NASA Television launch coverage begins at 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT).
The launch of IRIS on an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket is targeted for the middle of a five-minute window.
The drop of the air-launched Pegasus from Orbital's L-1011 carrier aircraft will occur over the Pacific Ocean at an altitude of 39,000 feet, about 100 miles northwest of Vandenberg off the central coast of California, south of Big Sur.