Press Release

NASA Schedules Next Glory Mission Launch Attempt

By SpaceRef Editor
February 23, 2011
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NASA Schedules Next Glory Mission Launch Attempt
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WASHINGTON — The launch of NASA’s Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST. Engineers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. continue to troubleshoot a technical issue that arose during Wednesday’s initial launch attempt. The target launch date also will ensure personnel get the required rest before entering another countdown.

The Glory satellite is being launched aboard an Orbital Sciences Taurus XL rocket on a mission to improve our understanding of how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect Earth’s climate.

For more information about NASA’s Glory mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/glory

NASA Television will broadcast the launch live. Live coverage is planned to begin at 3:30 a.m. EST. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

SpaceRef staff editor.