NASA Schedules Next Glory Mission Launch Attempt

WASHINGTON -- 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.

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.

For more information about NASA's Glory mission, visit:


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:


Source: NASA

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