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June 13, 2009

Shuttle Delayed-LRO Still Go

The Space Shuttle Endeavour launch was scrubbed because of a hydrogen leak. It takes time to turnaround the shuttle, and the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter (LRO) is scheduled for launch Wednesday June 17. It also takes time to turnaround the range after the launch on Wednesday, so the earliest next attempt will be before dawn next Saturday, June 20.

Unfortunately, if weather or another problem scrubs that attempt, the launch will slip until July 11 because of temperature constraints during docked operations at the space station.

The LRO has a window every two weeks, but slipping it would cause a backlog of other satellites waiting to launch. The LRO launch, on an Atlas 5, is scheduled for 3:51 p.m. EDT.

Maybe it is time to get other launch sites up and running!

While you're waiting for launch, why not catch up on your summer reading? Find some great new titles via the NSS Reading Space: www.nss.org/books.

To the stars,

Marianne Dyson
NSS Advisor

Posted by m_dyson at June 13, 2009 01:51 PM

 

 

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