[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Kodiak Star press release




NASA News Release
September 24, 2001

George H. Diller, NASA
Kodiak Launch Complex
907/868-1574

Julie Andrews, Lockheed Martin
Buskin River Inn
907/487-2700


  KODIAK STAR LAUNCH POSTPONEMENT EXTENDED
  DUE TO INTENSITY OF SOLAR FLARE


The launch of Kodiak Star for NASA and the Department of Defense on a
Lockheed Martin Athena I vehicle has been postponed an additional 48 hours.
The effects of Monday morning's solar flare have continued to increase in
intensity throughout the day.

Space weather experts believe that based on historical data for a solar
flare of this magnitude, it will require approximately 3.5 days after the
solar flare reaches its peak before the level of "proton flux" will decrease
to allowable launch criteria for the Athena 1.

Based on this information, launch is now planned for no earlier than
Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. ADT (9:30 p.m. EDT).

For images, data and information on the solar flare, the following web sites
are suggested:

www.spaceweather.com <http://www.spaceweather.com>
www.sec.noaa.gov/today.html <http://www.sec.noaa.gov/today.html>
<http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov>


  # # #



-------------------------------------------------------------

For automatic email subscriptions to this KSC originated press 
releases, send an Internet electronic mail message to 
mailto:ksc-news_release-subscribe@kscnews.ksc.nasa.gov. With no 
subject or message. The system will reply with a confirmation via 
e-mail of each subscription.

To remove your name from the list at any time, send an email 
addressed to 
mailto:ksc-news_release-unsubscribe@kscnews.news.ksc.nasa.gov . With 
no subject or message.

or you can (un)subscribe on the World Wide Web at: http://kscnews.ksc.nasa.gov/

Status reports and other NASA publications are available on the World 
Wide Web at: http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/kscpao.htm .

----
Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home