Thursday, August 23, 2012

Multi-CubeSat Launch Postponed

Atlas V launch pad at
California's Vandenberg
Air Force Base
(USAF photo)

Range instrumentation problems at the Vandenberg Air Force Base space launch complex have delayed the planned August 2 launch of an Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office as well as 11 cubesats from several universities and other federal agencies. Several of the cubesats will operate in the amateur radio bands. The <> website announced the delay as well as a new target launch date of September 6. Check here on the CQ Newsroom for updates.