MAVEN Countdown Underway
MAVEN’s launch team began today’s countdown on schedule at 6:28 a.m. EST. Managers from NASA and United Launch Alliance are overseeing today’s preparations and launch of the MAVEN spacecraft to Mars atop an Atlas V-401 and Centaur upper stage. Liftoff remains on schedule for 1:28 p.m. EST, the start of a 2-hour launch window.
Forecasters from the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predict a 60 percent chance for favorable weather during a two-hour launch window. The primary concerns are for cumulus clouds, disturbed weather and thick clouds in the vicinity of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41.«Return to the Team Blog page