Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Phoenix Special > Phoenix Launch Postponed

The Phoenix launch, predicted for Friday, the 3rd, was delayed 24 hours due to bad weather expected for today, that will not permit to pump storable propellants into the rocket's second stage at pad 17A. The stage's oxidizer tank was filled this morning. Upcoming thunderstorms originated the cancellation of hydrazine fuel loading into the stage later today as it was previously planned.

The launch has been rescheduled for Saturday morning. Liftoff will be possible during a pair of one-second launch windows at 5:26 and 6:02 a.m. EDT.

Source:
Spaceflight Now
For more information about the launch window please consult the
Launch Window Chart

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