Radiation Belt Storm Probes Launched
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:19:27 AM GMT
NASA's twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes are on their way into orbit following their successful liftoff aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The vehicle lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41 at 4:05 a.m. EDT following a remarkably smooth overnight countdown that saw good weather and no technical problems.
Following successful burns of the Atlas V first stage and Centaur upper stage, the flight has entered a coast phase that's expected to last about 56 minutes.
You can follow the flight online with NASA TV at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv or NASA's Launch Blog at http://www.nasa.gov/...unch_blog.html.
Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 30 August 2012 - 09:32 AM.
fixed broken link.