ULA, SpaceX reschedule launches after radar outage

September 10, 2017 – 06:27 am

After a two-week delay to wait for the U.S. Air Force to restore a critical radar tracker, United Launch Alliance and SpaceX have rescheduled their next rocket missions from Cape Canaveral for April 10 and April 14.

The Atlas 5 rocket rolled to the launch pad March 24 before a delay due to a radar outage on the Air Force Eastern Range. Workers returned the launcher to its integration building to wait for another launch opportunity. Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now
Officials put the launches on hold after a component on a rocket tracking radar short-circuited March 24, causing it to overheat and knock the radar offline.

Without the radar, the Air Force's Eastern Range was unable to support launch attempts for the ULA Atlas 5 and SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets then set for March 25 and March 30.

The Eastern Range is a network of communications stations, tracking radars and safety assets along Florida's East Coast and stretching into the Atlantic Ocean under the ground tracks of rockets as they fly into orbit.

The range's job is to keep the public and property safe from launching rockets in case the vehicles fly off course.

The radar responsible for the delays is owned by the Air Force but lies on the property of NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

First up on April 10 is the Atlas 5 launch of a top secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government agency which owns and operates imaging and eavesdropping spy satellites.


Source: www.spaceflightnow.com

Men's Jordan Spieth Golf Us Open Tank Top S.
Apparel ()
  • 100% Cotton Men s Jordan Spieth Golf Us Open Tank Top.
  • Jordan Spieth Golf Us Open Funny Tank Top Maker For You.
  • Eco-friendly Material.
  • Tank Top
  • Mens 100% Cotton Jordan Spieth Golf Us Open Creative Designs.

You might also like:

SpaceX: Private launch to space station now delayed
SpaceX: Private launch to space station now delayed ...
SpaceX Launch Delayed, Elon Musk Talks Mars
SpaceX Launch Delayed, Elon Musk Talks Mars
SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 2 launch abort reaction
SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 2 launch abort reaction
Men's 22 Jump Street Tank Top M.
Apparel ()
  • 100% Cotton Men s 22 Jump Street Tank Top.
  • 22 Jump Street Funny Tank Top Maker For You.
  • Eco-friendly Material.
  • Tank Top
  • Mens 100% Cotton 22 Jump Street Creative Designs.
SHUNFA Men's Science Xkcd Funny Artwork T-shirt Black M
Apparel ()
  • Easy Care Machine Wash
  • 100% Cotton T-Shirt
  • Available In Sizes S To XXL(Size Up If You Are In Between Sizes)
  • Digital Direct Printing,eco-friendly Ink.
Women's Green Day Tank Top M.
Apparel ()
  • 100% Cotton Women s Green Day Tank Top.
  • Green Day Funny Tank Top Maker For You.
  • Eco-friendly Material.
  • Tank Top
  • Womens 100% Cotton Green Day Creative Designs.
YONGDE Men's Terence Crawford T Shirt S Black
Apparel ()
  • 100% Cotton Digital Direct Printing,eco-friendly Ink.
  • Mens Terence Crawford Funny T-shirt Maker For You.
  • Short Sleeve,O-Neck
  • Machine Wash Without Fade.
  • US Sizing

Related posts:

  1. SpaceX Launch Schedule 2015
  2. SpaceX 5 Launch Schedule
  3. SpaceX Dragon Launch scheduled
  4. SpaceX Launch Vehicles
  • avatar How to know my due date by ultrasound? | Yahoo Answers
    • Go by the 8 weeks. You have a nearly five week cycle, AND sometimes you can ovulate late, conceive late, or implant late, which can add a few more days. This accounts for nearly two weeks difference.
      My different due dates are: LMP- 1st May
      ovulation- 8th May
      8 week scan- 10th May
      12 week scan- 7th May.