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A launch delay for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Emily Lakdawalla • August 09, 2005

The Space Shuttle couldn't land at Kennedy Space Center today because of concerns about weather, so I have been expecting a launch delay to be announced for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Indeed, a 24-hour delay has just been announced; the new launch date is Thursday, August 11 from 7:50 to 9:35 a.m. EDT (11:50 to 13:35 UTC).

I didn't watch the Shuttle land -- but I sure noticed when it did!

Emily Lakdawalla • August 09, 2005

I didn't watch the Shuttle land -- but I sure noticed when it did!

A photo of MESSENGER

Emily Lakdawalla • August 03, 2005

I was browsing the MESSENGER website just now, and found a neat photo. It's a picture of MESSENGER as seen from Earth when it flew by yesterday.

MESSENGER is getting close

Emily Lakdawalla • August 01, 2005

MESSENGER is now returning images as it is bearing down on Earth.

Cassini tour page revised

Emily Lakdawalla • July 30, 2005

Cassini mission planner Dave Seal just gave me the latest reference trajectory for Cassini, so I've gone through and updated the flyby altitudes on the Cassini tour page.

Enceladus is alive!

Emily Lakdawalla • July 29, 2005

It's official: Enceladus has joined the rarefied community of Solar System objects that have been caught in the act of making new geology.

Duck! MESSENGER's Earth flyby is coming up

Emily Lakdawalla • July 28, 2005

The MESSENGER Mercury orbiter, which launched a year ago next week, is on target for its Earth flyby on August 2.

A Deep Impact update

Emily Lakdawalla • July 28, 2005

We haven't forgotten about Deep Impact, but there's still no word on the crater size.

Deep Impact Sets a New Course as Tempel 1 Returns to Normal

Emily Lakdawalla • July 20, 2005

With its mission at Tempel 1 over, the Deep Impact spacecraft has altered its course in order to allow a future mission at another comet.

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