AIMM is at Wallops Island Virginia again this week preparing the studio that will air the live video stream for the ANTARES Rocket and CYGNUS Spacecraft test launch. The test launch, which was originally set to take place today, was postponed until tomorrow. We’ve just received confirmation that the launch will proceed as planned. Stay tuned for the link to watch it live tomorrow at 10:50am.
Courtesy of http://www.nasa.gov
Wallops Grants Authority to Proceed for Launch of Orbital Demonstration Mission
September 17, 2013 – 10:14 AM EDT
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Site Director Bill Wrobel has granted Authority to Proceed (ATP) for the Wednesday, Sept. 18, launch of a demonstration mission to the International Space Station by the Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va. Orbital is targeting a 10:50 a.m. EDT launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at Wallops.
Honeywell and AIMM created an outstanding team for NASA to design, install and operate the television system to produce NASA Wallops Flight Facility launch coverage. Special thanks to Honeywell for including AIMM in this important project.
Here is a behind the scenes clip from the LADEE launch.
AIMM is at Wallops this week making final preparations in the studio that will be broadcasting the live video stream of the LADEE launch. LADEE, stands for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer. The probe will be sent to the moon at 11:27 p.m. from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va.
Here is a behind the scenes image of the LADEE on the launch pad.
LADEE on the Launch Pad
Be sure to check back. We’ll be posting more behind the scenes images as we countdown to the launch.
In exactly 4 days…
NASA will launch a probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. “The small car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the structure and composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine whether dust is being lofted into the lunar sky.” (NASA.gov)
AIMM is at Wallops this week making final preparations to the studio that will be tasked with providing the live video stream.
Stay tuned for the exciting launch… in just 4 more days!