Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Launch Scrubbed

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012

image Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2012) - The launch of an Atlas V carrying NASA's twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission was scrubbed today due to an issue with the mandatory range tracking beacon.

The Atlas V vehicle and RBSP are safe and secure at this time. The launch is rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch time is 4:07 a.m. EDT. The forecast for Aug. 25 shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch tomorrow.

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