Special Countdown Issue
SORCE Mission Activity –
The SORCE launch remains
set for January 25 from Kennedy Space Center (KSC), with the launch
scheduled for 3:10 p.m. Eastern Time, 1:10 p.m. Mountain Time.
Over the past several weeks, the various flight simulation tests
demonstrated that the SORCE spacecraft was ready to be physically
attached to the Pegasus rocket. This mate occurred on January
for manipulating SORCE is placed over the spacecraft for the mating
ready in the cradle. The Pegasus is seen in the background.
as they bring SORCE to the Pegasus.
The SORCE – Pegasus
mate in progress. The two units are bolted together.