Friday, August 17, 2012

Atlas V 'GO' For August 23 Launch

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida -- Mission managers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida have given the go for the launch of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes spacecraft, targeted for 4:08 a.m. EDT on Thursday, August 23, 2012. 

NASA says that the Flight Readiness Review at Kennedy Space Center, Florida for the agency's Radiation Belt Storm Probes spacecraft and the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is complete. 

There were no significant issues identified that would be a constraint to launch on August 23, 2012. A launch countdown dress rehearsal will be conducted on Friday.  The Launch Readiness Review is to be held August 20 and will give the launch team the nod to proceed toward liftoff, with rollout of RBSP atop the Atlas V on August 21.