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NASA delays launch of spacecraft

 
Tyler Durden
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NASA delays launch of spacecraft
(CNN) -- An equipment problem forced NASA early Friday to delay the launch of a spacecraft aimed at scanning the entire sky to discover hidden cosmic objects, the U.S. space agency said.

The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission is now scheduled to launch Monday morning.

NASA crews will tackle an anomaly in the motion of a booster steering engine by removing and replacing a suspect component on Friday, the agency said on its Web site.

"The WISE spacecraft will circle Earth over the poles, scanning the entire sky one-and-a-half times in nine months. The mission will uncover hidden cosmic objects, including the coolest stars, dark asteroids and the most luminous galaxies," NASA said.
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Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
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The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA-funded infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope. The Earth-orbiting satellite will carry a 40 cm (16 in) diameter infrared-sensitive telescope, which will be used to survey the entire sky over the course of six months through images made in the 3 to 25 μm wavelength range. The telescope's image detectors are designed to make the survey at least 1,000 times more sensitive to infrared sky features than the sky surveys of previous major infrared space survey telescopes such as the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), AKARI and COBE.[1] WISE, now on a launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is scheduled to launch no earlier than 6:09 a.m. PST on December 12, 2009.[2]

The complete mission will create images of 99% of the sky, with at least eight images made of each position on the sky to increase their accuracy. The spacecraft will be placed in a 525 km (326 mi), circular, polar, synchronous orbit for its 10 month mission, during which it will take 1.5 million 11-second exposure images. Each image will cover a 47 arcminute field of view.

The image library produced will contain data on the local Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the more distant universe. Among the objects WISE will study are asteroids, cool, dim stars such as brown dwarfs, and the most luminous infrared galaxies.

Construction of the WISE telescope was divided between Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (spacecraft, operations support), SSG Precision Optronics, Inc. (telescope, optics, scan mirror), DRS and Rockwell (focal planes), Lockheed Martin (cryostat, cooling for the telescope), and Space Dynamics Laboratory (instruments, electronics, and testing). The program is managed through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Re: NASA delays launch of spacecraft
Leading up to disclosure just like every alien movie, tv show or book of the last 60+ years.
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Re: NASA delays launch of spacecraft


equipment problem

spacecraft aimed at scanning the entire sky to discover hidden cosmic objects



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A bit weird it happened just after Norwegian swirl light incident
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What they don't want us to see?

We'll see what happen Monday.
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Re: NASA delays launch of spacecraft
When the ISS is abruptly abandoned, it's time for panic sex.
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Re: NASA delays launch of spacecraft
the dots are connecting..

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