'Son of Hubble' Ready to Fly from Cape Early Monday

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posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 05:35 PM
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'Son of Hubble' Ready to Fly from Cape Early Monday
By Jim Banke
Senior Producer,
Cape Canaveral Bureau
posted: 07:00 am ET
23 August 2003



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The last in NASA's series of "Great Observatory" telescopes for exploring the universe is packed and ready to be launched atop a Boeing Delta 2 rocket this weekend.

The $1.2 billion Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) mission is set for launch at 1:35.39 a.m. EDT (0635.39) Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's complex 17.



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