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Eyes to the Sky

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posted on May, 8 2009 @ 08:37 PM
East coast may get a to see a rocket launch tonight.

Posted by RCC on 2009-05-08 at 21:00:11 EDT
9 p.m.Countdown clock reset to T-50minutes and holding. Continuing to work equipment problem.

TacSat-3 to Launch from Wallops

WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA – NASA'S Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will be the site of the launch of an Air Force Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory’s TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads between 8 and11 p.m. EDT, May 5.

The TacSat-3 launch will be the third Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s launch pad 0B on the southern end of Wallops Island. The launch may be seen throughout the mid-Atlantic area.

The two secondary payloads are NASA’s PharmaSat microsatellite, developed at the Ames Research Center in California, and NASA’s CubeSat Technology Demonstration experiments, which includes three four-inch cubed satellites, developed by universities and industry.

Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Development and Test Wing at Kirtland AFB, N.M., has overall management of the mission.

The back-up launch days for this mission are May 6 through 9.

Information about the TacSat-3/Minotaur 1 mission is available on the Internet at:

The status of the mission, including during the countdown, can be found at:
Telephone: 757-824-2050
Web Cast:
Radio: 760 AM (in the Wallops area)

posted on May, 8 2009 @ 08:45 PM
Posted by RCC on 2009-05-08 at 21:42:31 EDT
In the final phase of the countdown

Posted by RCC on 2009-05-08 at 21:38:04 EDT
New launch time is 10:40 p.m.

Posted by RCC on 2009-05-08 at 21:35:28 EDT
Range readiness poll shows the range is ready to proceedwith the final countdown.

Posted by RCC on 2009-05-08 at 21:30:05 EDT
9:30 p.m.T-50 minutes and holding. Equipment problem has been fixed.

posted on May, 8 2009 @ 09:52 PM

Posted by RCC on 2009-05-08 at 22:50:49 EDT
We have scrubbed the launch for tonight

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