George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
Orbital Sciences Corporation
(Phone: 703/406-5528) Pegasus/DART Launch To Be Rescheduled
The launch of NASA's DART spacecraft aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9 is being postponed.
A review of projected loads data, or the G-forces that the payload experiences upon ignition of the Pegasus second stage, are being re-evaluated to assure mission success.
The Pegasus rocket will be demated from the L-1011 carrier aircraft and returned to its hangar for the present time. A new launch date will be determined once the loads analysis concern has been resolved.
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