Pegasus rocket launch today with the Space Technology 5 mission satellites

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 15 2006 - 05:50:49 EST

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    A Pegasus rocket will send 3 satellites as part of the Space Technology 5 mission into orbit this
    morning.
    
    Mission Homepage
    
    http://nmp.nasa.gov/st5/index.html
    
    The satellites are 53 cm across, and 48 cm high. They have three sides covered with solar panels.
    They will be spinning as they orbit the earth.
    
    They will be placed into a approx 300 by 4500 km orbit with a inclination of 105 degrees.
    
    The launch can be viewed on Nasa TV
    
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
    
    The launch window is from 13:57:31 to 15:19:50 UTC ( Mar 15 )
    
    Drop time is estimated at 14:02 UTC 
    
    Kevin
    
    
    
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