Friday, February 27, 2009

Delta II Kepler Launch Delayed One Day

On the heels of the lost OCO satellite due to a failed nose fairing jettison after launch, United Launch Alliance has delayed the launch of their Delta II-7925 one day to research their nose fairing.

Liftoff of the Kepler telescope on a four year mission to discover earth-like planets is now planned for this Friday, March 6 at 10:49 pm EST.

Engineers from ULA are today inspecting and checking the region which allows the nose fairing cone to separate from around the spacecraft.

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