spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Technical issue delays Delta launch one day
Posted: Wed, May 16, 2001, 3:40 PM ET (1940 GMT)
Replacement of a potentially faulty set of hoses has delayed Thursday's launch of an experimental military satellite on a Delta 2 by one day. Boeing officials delayed the launch, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, after tests of another Delta 2 turned up a leak in one of three flexible hoses in the booster's first-stage engine. The 24-hour delay will give technicians time to replace the hoses in the booster on the launch pad as a precaution. Launch is now scheduled to take place during a 79-minute window that begins at 1:07 pm EDT (1707 GMT) Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The booster will place into orbit the Geosynchronous Lightweight Technology Experiment (GeoLITE), a National Reconnaissance Office spacecraft built by TRW that will test an experimental laser communications system.
Related Links:
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Bridenstine estimates Artemis program cost at $20-30 billion
Posted: Sun, Jun 16 10:17 AM ET (1417 GMT)

House committee approves Space Corps
Posted: Sun, Jun 16 10:13 AM ET (1413 GMT)

Falcon 9 launches Canadian radar imaging satellites
Posted: Sun, Jun 16 10:12 AM ET (1412 GMT)

news links
Monday, June 17
Developer eyes Volusia Square shopping center for aerospace hub
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal — 5:58 am ET (0958 GMT)
Isro: calibrated ambition
Deccan Herald — 5:52 am ET (0952 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list