Thursday, 4 December 2014

Update: NASA announces new Orion launch date

NASA announced today that the EFT-1 mission launch has been rescheduled for 7:05 am EST on Friday. Officials at NASA, Lockheed Martin, and United Launch Alliance say the problem that finally resulted in the scrubbing of Thursday's launch of the Orion space capsule has been identified. It was a malfunction in liquid hydrogen fill and drain valves on both the port and center common booster cores used for fueling the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy booster, which could not be closed properly before the launch window was exceeded. .. Continue Reading Update: NASA announces new Orion launch date

Section: Space

Tags: EFT-1, Launch, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Orion Spacecraft, Spacecraft, United Launch Alliance

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