Glory Launch Scrub; Try Again Friday Morning

The Wednesday morning launch of NASA’s Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was scrubbed due to an issue with a control console that was providing erroneous readings that controllers were not able to understand and resolve in time for the launch. NASA has now announced the next launch attempt will occur on Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST. Engineers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. continue to troubleshoot the issue. In the video above Assistant Launch director Chuck Dovale discusses the scrub with NASA’s George Diller.

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.

See our preview article about Glory.

NASA Television will broadcast the launch live. Live coverage is planned to begin at 3:30 a.m. EST. Watch it online at this link.

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