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Coming Aug 25: Live RocketCam Views of SIRTF Launch

2003 Aug 20

Follow the launch of the last of NASA's "Great Observatories," the Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF) via a live onboard video stream generated by the Ecliptic-supplied RocketCam™onboard video system.

Following a few of the normal types of launch delays, the planned launch date from Cape Canaveral in Florida been rescheduled for early August 25 (Monday) U.S. east-coast time. The launch will be in the night at approximately 1:35 am EDT.

The NASA-generated launch webcast from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station should start approximately one hour before liftoff.

Views from two separate onboard RocketCam cameras will be featured. One external RocketCam pod mounted on the Delta II second stage will look aft at key events on the first stage and its staging and separation from the second stage, while another internal RocketCam mounted inside the payload fairing of the second stage looking forward will view key SIRTF deployment events from this vantage point.

Spaceflight Now also offers an excellent minute-by-minute mission status page. Also, the Boeing launch hotline call-in number is (714) 896-4770.

As always, please check launch status often, because delays and SNAFUs are quite common!

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