la Nasa rinvia lancio satelliti meteo

VANDENBERG (Stati Uniti) - Ancora 24 ore per il lancio nello spazio di CloudSat e Calipso, due satelliti meteorologici della Nasa. L’agenzia spaziale americana ha rinviato ancora una volta l’operazione, per la mancata disponibilita’ di un velivolo di supporto. I due satelliti potranno fornire nuovi dati scientifici sulla formazione delle nuvole. (Agr)

da corriere della sera - ultime ore flash

NASA’S CLOUDSAT AND CALIPSO LAUNCH RESCHEDULED

The launch of NASA’s CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and
Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) was rescheduled for
Tuesday, April 25. Launch is set for 6:02 a.m. EDT from Vandenberg
Air Force Base, Calif. Launch commentary on NASA TV starts at 4 a.m.
EDT.

The weather forecast calls for a 90 percent probability of acceptable
launch conditions.

Media covering the launch on Tuesday should meet at the Vandenberg
main gate at 5 a.m. EDT (2 a.m. PDT) for escort to the press site.
Media needing accreditation for launch should call Staff Sgt. Allen
Puckett at (805) 606-3595 at the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
Office.

A recorded CloudSat and CALIPSO launch status update is available at:
(805) 734-2693.

Notizia da fonte certa…dopo le ultime “baggianate” dette e scritte dai vari giornali…

Rimandato ancora per venti forti ad alta quota:

High-altitude winds keep Delta rocket on the pad This morning's attempt to launch a Boeing Delta 2 rocket carrying two cloud-studying satellites for NASA was scrubbed about five minutes before liftoff time when weather balloon data revealed high-altitude winds were not safe for the flight. Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is being rescheduled for Wednesday at 1002 GMT (3:02 a.m. PDT; 6:02 a.m. EDT).

E rimandato anche oggi:

April 26, 2006

Erica Hupp/Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington
(202) 358-1237/0668

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(321) 867-2468

Alan Buis (CloudSat)
(818) 354-0474

Chris Rink (CALIPSO)
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
(757) 864-6786

MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-076

WEATHER AGAIN SCRUBS NASA’S CLOUDSAT AND CALIPSO LAUNCH

The launch of NASA’s CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and
Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) satellites from
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., was scrubbed this morning at 4:24
a.m. EDT due to thick clouds.

Launch has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 27, at 6:02:37 a.m.
EDT. Launch commentary on NASA TV starts at 4 a.m. EDT.

The weather is expected to improve for a Thursday morning launch
attempt. The current forecast calls for an 80 percent probability of
acceptable weather conditions.

Media covering the launch on Thursday should meet at the Vandenberg
main gate at 5 a.m. EDT (2 a.m. PDT) for escort to the press site.
Media needing accreditation for launch should call Staff Sgt. Allen
Puckett at (805) 606-3595 at the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
Office.

A recorded CloudSat and CALIPSO launch status update is available at:
(805) 734-2693.

Lanciato

Delta launches on 7th try A Boeing Delta 2 rocket has lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying two cloud-studying satellites. The liftoff at 1002 GMT (3:02 a.m. PDT; 6:02 a.m. EDT) followed six launch scrubs. Follow the rocket's climb to orbit in our status center.

E’ da una settimana circa che seguivo le varie fasi preparative al lancio del satellite Calipso/Cloudsat sul canale satellitare CNES-TV su Hotbird… martedì hanno mandato in onda immagini in diretta Nasa-TV da Vandemberg.