In Pictures: LightSail’s Rocket Rolls to the Launch Pad
Posted By Jason Davis
19-05-2015 12:39 CDT
The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is now sitting on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41. At 9:00 a.m. EDT (13:00 UTC), the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket left its Vertical Integration Facility and began a slow roll to the pad. About an hour later, it was in position over the flame trench for tomorrow’s flight. Launch is scheduled between 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. EDT (14:45 to 18:45 UTC).
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