Status Report

NASA, ULA Targeting NET July 30 for Mars 2020 Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
June 30, 2020
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Due to launch vehicle processing delays in preparation for spacecraft mate operations, NASA and United Launch Alliance have moved the first launch attempt of the Mars 2020 mission to no earlier than July 30. 

A liquid oxygen sensor line presented off-nominal data during the Wet Dress Rehearsal, and additional time is needed for the team to inspect and evaluate. 

Flight analysis teams have expanded the mission launch opportunities to August 15 and are examining if the launch period may be extended further into August.

SpaceRef staff editor.