Both NASA and Russia Postpone Satellite Launches
This ministry has previously reported: “Complete communication battery powered and satellite failures, and the loss of all power grids will be how the LOZ combat Satan’s latest plan to keep his prized child in tack.”
One satellite already came down. Another is following it. And now both NASA and Russia have postponed Satellite Launches.
The LOZ reports: “Rain. Raining satellites. This is just the beginning.”
The launch of the U.S. Intelsat 18 telecommunications satellite atop a Russian Zenit-2SB carrier rocket has been postponed, the Russian Space Agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
The launch of the spacecraft from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan was scheduled for 1:00 on Wednesday Moscow time (21:00 GMT on Tuesday), but Intelsat asked that it be moved to October 6 at 1:00 Moscow time.
The Intelsat-18 satellite is equipped with 32 transponders and will provide telecommunications services to customers in East Asia, U.S. West Coast and the Pacific Region.
Intelsat Ltd. operates the world’s most extensive satellite network, comprising over 50 satellites. – RIANOVOSTI
NASA has announced that the launch of the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket has been rescheduled to October 27th.
NPP represents a critical first step in building the next-generation Earth-observing satellite system that will collect data on both long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions. It will carry the first of the new sensors developed for this satellite fleet, now known as the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), to be launched in 2016.
NPP will extend and improve upon the Earth system data records established by NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) fleet of satellites that have provided critical insights into the dynamics of the entire Earth system: clouds, oceans, vegetation, ice, solid Earth and atmosphere.
The Agency says two items have resulted in additional work to be performed on the NPP launch vehicle and this has resulted in the 2-day delay in the launch date. During systems testing, a hydraulic system leak was detected and the cause was found to be a small crack in a hydraulic tube. A replacement tube was manufactured, installed, and retested. All other similar tubes have been inspected and confirmed to be free of any defects. – Irish Weather Online