Special Countdown Issue
SORCE Mission Activity –
closer! The SORCE launch remains set for this Saturday, January
25, from Kennedy Space Center (KSC), with the launch scheduled
for 3:10 p.m. Eastern Time, 1:10 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Don’t forget you can call 303-735-3132 for information on
any launch time changes.
Tomorrow is the long awaited day to transport the integrated Pegasus
and spacecraft to the hot pad. Since it will require closing the
road, personnel will make the move very early in the morning to
avoid interrupting the morning traffic. Final testing and maintenance
on the spacecraft will be done from a small facility located next
to the hot pad.
One of the friendly
visitors to the Kennedy Space Center on any given afternoon. Photo
by Rick Kohnert.
Tentative Dates for Upcoming Events:
- 1/20/03 Launch Rehearsal (KSC)
- 1/21/03 Flight Readiness Review (KSC)
- 1/22/03 SORCE/Pegasus Transported to
- 1/24/03 Launch Readiness Reviews (GSFC/KSC)
- 1/25/03 SORCE Launch (KSC)
is on the causeway between KSC and the Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station, where the SORCE launch will be staged. Tomorrow morning,
Wednesday, the spacecraft will be moved by trailer to the launch
hot pad. Photo by David Gathright.
Like the SORCE launch, this alligator is approaching! Photo by