Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Launch Dates - STS-127 & LRO

With the hydrogen fuel leak under repair on Launch pad 39A, NASA has given the green light to a launch window on Wednesday, with expected launch time of the STS-127 mission at 3:40 a.m. MDT. With that early a launch time, even I might not set an alarm clock for that early and may sleep through a launch...

Close on its heels, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has had its launch pushed back to to Thursday the 18th. This satellite has the cool mission of starting preparations for NASA to pick the landing sites for upcoming Moon missions in the future (as well as other important objectives). The launch window for this flight (aboard an Atlas V rocket) begins at 3:12 p.m. MDT.

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