Sep 1

Spacecraft separation sequencers (launched on Falcon 9 payload module)

Spaceflight SSO-A (earliest launch date)
Sep 12

Delta II [Final Delta II launch]

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
Sep 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)
Oct 30

3U CubeSat integrated with Prox 1 (launched on Falcon Heavy / STP-2 mission)

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (earliest launch date)


Improved Onboard Imaging Planned for Shuttles

2003 Sep 08

Seven months after the breakup of Columbia, NASA has released its Return to Flight Implementation Plan, responding to recommendations made by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB).

Improved onboard imaging of the Shuttle orbiter and external tank was recommended by the CAIB and is part of NASA's new plan.

Ecliptic's RocketCam system was employed on the external tank last October during the launch of STS-112 (Atlantis).

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