Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LADEE Rocket On Rocket Pad ~ Launch On Friday

NASA Photo

LADEE in the Fully-Stacked Minotaur V Fairing
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft sits in the nose-cone at the top of the full Minotaur V launch vehicle stack. LADEE is the first spacecraft designed, developed, built, integrated and tested at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The probe will launch on a U.S. Air Force Minotaur V rocket, an excess ballistic missile converted into a space launch vehicle and operated by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Image credit: NASA Ames/ Zion Young.


On Friday, September 6, 2013 NASA is planning a LADEE Rocket Launch.
The launch will take place at 11:27 in the evening.  As many of you know Arbuckle Road is a VERY popular area for watching the launches from the base.
HOWEVER:  Due to the "DANGER AREA" projected for this launch Arbuckle Road will be CLOSED to the general public.
The roadway will closed at 8 P.M. and not reopen until after the the rocket launch/area is considered safe.
Persons residing on Arbuckle Road will be permitted to travel to their homes but must have proper identification.

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