[meteorite-list] NASA Hypersonic Inflatable Tech Test Now Set For Launch July 22
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:46:11 -0700 (PDT)
July 19, 2012
David E. Steitz
david.steitz at nasa.gov
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
kathy.barnstorff at nasa.gov
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.
keith.a.koehler at nasa.gov
MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-136
NASA HYPERSONIC INFLATABLE TECH TEST NOW SET FOR LAUNCH JULY 22
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an
inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the
agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no
earlier than Sunday, July 22.
The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launch was
postponed for one day to allow for additional testing of launch
vehicle systems. NASA has three consecutive days of launch
opportunities for IRVE-3, with a liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
EDT each day.
IRVE-3 is part of the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator
(HIAD) Project within the Game Changing Development Program, part of
NASA's Space Technology Program.
Media interested in attending the launch of IRVE-3 should contact
Wallops Public Affairs Officer Keith Koehler at 757-824-1579 or
keith.a.koehler at nasa.gov to arrange for media accreditation.
NASA Television will air the IRVE-3 launch live and stream it on the
agency's website at:
For more information about IRVE-3 and the HIAD project, visit:
Received on Thu 19 Jul 2012 07:46:11 PM PDT