posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 05:35 PM
'Son of Hubble' Ready to Fly from Cape Early Monday
By Jim Banke
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.