NASA Schedules Next Glory Mission Launch Attempt

February 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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.

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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.

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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:



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