SNOE launch
Wed, 4 Feb 1998 21:26:54 -0700

I recieved this post earlier this evening from the Shuttle mailing list. 


>KSC Release No. 29 - 98
>	Launch of the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE) from Vandenberg Air
>Force Base (VAFB), CA, earlier set for late tonight, has been delayed at
>least 24-hours. Due to recent weather conditions in California, the
>required range support and personnel necessary to conduct a launch
>attempt from VAFB are not available tonight.
>	SNOE will be launched into orbit by a Pegasus XL rocket built by
>Orbital Sciences Corp., Dulles, VA. A Lockheed L-1011 aircraft will
>carry the Pegasus to an altitude of 39,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean
>prior to its release.
>	Payload test team managers earlier today reported that the Pegasus
>fairing, despite the severe weather, sustained no moisture intrusion and
>the SNOE payload was in good health.
>On Thursday, Feb. 5, the aircraft is scheduled to depart from VAFB at
>about 10 p.m. PST, with the drop planned for about 11:04 p.m. PST.
>	Weather for tomorrow's launch attempt is not expected to be favorable,
>but should improve by Friday.