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New Horizons, take-2

After yesterdays power failure at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the organisation in charge of the New Horizons probe, the launch was scrubbed once again. Today's launch window opens at 18:08 UTC and so far everything looks good. The countdown clock is running, the virtual launch centre is operational, and the wind is within limits.

In about half an hour, the fuel will start to be loaded into the rocket so the pad is being cleared and checks of the cryogenic systems and tanks are being carried out.

T-2 hours and holding.

Posted by Megan on Thursday 19th Jan 2006 (15:42 UTC) | Add a comment | Permalink


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