NASA Aquarius / SAC-D Mission Launch Rescheduled For Friday, June 10 2011

By on Jun 9, 2011 in Astronomy, Science, United States, World Comments
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NASA Aquarius / SAC-D Artist’s Concept
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The launching of the NASA Aquarius / SAC-D on Thursday, June 9, 2011 was postponed for Friday, June 10, according to reports by several international news sites.

Aquarius/SAC-D, built by NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will be launch from NASA‘s Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The project is a collaborative effort of NASA and Argentina‘s Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE).

Before the launch, a 5-minute launch window will be opened at 10:20 a.m. EDT (7:20 a.m. PDT).

With the postponement of the launching, the NASA launch team will be able to verify the inconsistencies in the data that were discovered in the Delta II launch vehicle flight profile for wind conditions on the day of launch.

Reports say that Delta II with Aquarius/SAC-D at the launch pad will be open to the media on Thursday, June 9. They will be transported from the Vandenberg Main Gate on California State Road 1 to the pad at 9:30 p.m. PDT . Select media personnel will be allowed to cover the launching on Friday, June 10, and they will be ushered to the press viewing site from the Vandenberg Main Gate around 6 a.m. PDT.

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