side is being installed. The instrument apertures shown on SORCE
are SOLSTICE A & B (top right and middle left), TIM (bottom
right), SIM (top left), and XPS (reflective face in lower left).
battery trickle charge cable and nitrogen purge tube are attached
Positioning the right and left fairing halves before closure.
And one last
peek before closing the fairing.
interested in viewing the SORCE launch, but are unable to be at
KSC or LASP on January 25, there are options. NASA TV will be
covering the SORCE launch beginning approximately one hour before
the Pegasus rocket is dropped. Coverage should begin about 12:00
noon MST, when the L-1011 aircraft carrier takes off and begins
the climb to reach the 40,000 foot elevation necessary to drop
the Pegasus. For more specific information, check the NASA television
schedule at http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html.
The live coverage will include video as seen from a chase plane
that will travel along side the L-1011 until after the Pegasus
drop. Once dropped, the Pegasus will be out of view within 70
NASA TV is serviced by several World Wide Web sources. To find
out what internet companies are covering NASA TV, go to: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv,
where there is a listing of the web sources. Windows Media Player
is installed on most Windows-based PCs, so the best web source
for this access is NASA Spaceflight Web, http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/index.html.
If you need additional information on how to view the launch via
the internet, e-mail Vanessa George at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the LASP SORCE web page – http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce.