Kennedy News

Amber Philman
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Grey Hautaluoma/Ashley Edwards
Headquarters, Washington

Oct. 27, 2009
RELEASE : 09-251
NASA's Ares I-X Launch Rescheduled for Wednesday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA mission managers canceled Tuesday's scheduled launch of the Ares I-X flight test because of weather concerns at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Another launch attempt is targeted for Wednesday. A four-hour launch window opens at 8 a.m. EDT.

The launch was delayed for 24 hours because of winds at the launch pad that exceeded the 20-knot limit and concerns about clouds with moisture that could have caused static build-up on the rocket and led to communication issues. Forecasters predict a 60 percent chance of favorable weather Wednesday.

The Ares I-X is part of a larger flight test program that will provide data for future launch vehicles and give NASA an opportunity to test and prove hardware, facilities and ground operations.

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