- Status Report
- Jan 28, 2023
Launch Advisory: ICESAT/CHIPSAT Launch retargeted for Saturday, Jan. 11
The launch of NASA’s ICESat and CHIPSat spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II
rocket is now scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11 at 4:45 p.m. PST from
Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif. The possible launch attempt on
Friday, Jan. 10 will not be made.
The prelaunch press conference will be held on Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m.
PST in the conference room of the NASA Resident Office in Building 840 at
VAFB. Media wishing to attend should be at the South Vandenberg Air Force
Base gate on California State Road 246 at 10:30 a.m. to be escorted to
Remote camera setups at NASA’s Space Launch Complex 2 will follow the
prelaunch press conference. Photographers wishing to participate should be
at the South Vandenberg Air Force Base gate at 12 p.m. (noon).
Media covering the photo opportunity on launch day of the Delta II at the
launch pad after the mobile service tower has been retracted from around the
vehicle should be at the Vandenberg Air Force Base main gate on California
State Road 1 at 7 a.m. to be escorted to the launch pad.
Media covering the launch should meet at the Vandenberg Air Force Base main
gate on California State Road 1 at 3:30 p.m. to be escorted to the press
site viewing area. NASA TV coverage of the prelaunch press conference will
begin at 11 a.m. PST on Jan. 10. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin
at 3 p.m. PST on Jan. 11.