NASA delays Glory launch for 24 hours

February 24th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): NASA has postponed the launch of its Glory spacecraft due to technical problems.

The launch of the spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m.

Engineers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. continue to troubleshoot the technical issue that arose during Wednesday’s initial launch attempt.

The target launch date also will ensure personnel get the required rest before entering another countdown.

The Glory satellite is being launched aboard an Orbital Sciences Taurus XL rocket on a mission to improve our understanding of how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect Earth’s climate. (ANI)

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