Press Release

Next Genesis Launch Opportunity Aug. 3

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2001
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The launch of NASA’s Genesis spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II
rocket was postponed again this morning because of unacceptable weather
conditions. Launch will now occur no earlier than 12:23:53 p.m. EDT, Friday
Aug. 3.

Workers at Launch Complex 17 tonight will prepare for fuel loading
efforts on the Delta’s 1st stage, currently scheduled to begin at about 2
a.m. Friday. Mission managers will assemble for a weather update at about
5:45 a.m. Friday to determine if a launch attempt is feasible. The current
forecast indicates a 70 percent chance of weather violation at launch time
on Friday. The primary concerns are thick clouds, rain showers, and
thunderstorms.

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SpaceRef staff editor.