Rocket Launch Postponed from Wallops
The launch tonight of a Black Brant XII suborbital rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, has been postponed.
The mission was postponed due to insufficient time to cool the instruments on the payload down to the required temperatures before launch.
The launch is now scheduled between 11 and 11:59 p.m., June 5. The launch window runs through June 10. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region.
With CIBER, scientists will study when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe and how brightly they burned their nuclear fuel.
The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will open at 9:30 p.m. on launch day for public viewing of the launch.
The mission will be available live on Ustream beginning at 10 p.m. on launch day at: http://www.ustream.com/channel/nasa-wallops
Mission status on launch day can be followed on Twitter and Facebook at: http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Wallops
Mission status also is available on the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.
More information on CIBER and the NASA Sounding Rocket Program is available at:http://www.nasa.gov/soundingrockets