Re: Pegasus/DART Launch

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 03:33:23 EST

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    The DART launch is now slated for no earlier than November 9th
    
    Is it possible that the NOTAM refers to the "other operations" which use
    resources causing the DART launch to be delayed? i.e maybe military launch
    etc?
    
    Robert
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Brian Webb" <kd6nrp@earthlink.net>
    To: "See-Sat" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 3:53 PM
    Subject: Pegasus/DART Launch
    
    
    > Hi All:
    >
    > I called Vandenberg AFB this morning at 18:00 UTC and the spokeswoman said
    > the Pegasus/DART launch was not scheduled for November 4 and that there
    was
    > no launch date (see the media advisory below).
    >
    > The range is busy now and the Pegasus/DART launch and X-43A Mach 10 flight
    > are having to compete with other operations. One issue appears to be
    > competition for range assets and resources (especially the P-3 range
    > aircraft at Point Mugu).
    >
    > The NOTAM that Allen posted today is apparently related to a U.S. Navy op.
    > The coordinates didn't look right because the Pegasus XL launch point is
    > normally 36.00 north, 123.00 west.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > Brian Webb
    > www.spacearchive.info
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > MEDIA ADVISORY: M04-174
    >
    > NASA'S DART LAUNCH TO BE RESCHEDULED
    >
    >      The launch of NASA's DART spacecraft aboard an Orbital
    > Sciences Pegasus XL rocket, targeted for Thursday, Nov. 4, is
    > being postponed. Availability of the Western Range and the
    > lingering effects of solar activity are the primary reasons
    > for the postponement. A new launch date is under review.
    >
    >
    > -end-
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