Atlas V Launch Delayed
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The Atlas V launch of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes spacecraft, targeted for 4:08 a.m. EDT on Thursday, August 23, 2012 has been delayed until 4:07 a.m. EDT on Friday August 24, 2012. There is a 20-minute launch window.
United Launch Alliance says that an anomalous engine condition was identified during testing of another Atlas vehicle in Decatur, Georgia. The 24-hour delay will allow engineers to determine whether a similar condition exists with the Atlas engine in Florida.
There is a 60% chance of favorable weather conditions for Friday’s launch.
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