Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mars Curiosity Launch Delayed By One Day

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) has been delayed one day to allow time for the team to remove and replace a flight termination system battery.  

The launch is rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  The one hour and 43 minute launch window opens at 10:02 a.m. EST.

The Monday November 21, 2011 schedule of prelaunch tours and briefings will remain the same.  Rollout of the Atlas V to the launch pad moves to Friday November 25, 2011.  The rest of the week's briefings and events are being reevaluated and a new prelaunch schedule will be issued on Monday.


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