LRO Launch Window

The LRO launch window is currently in flux due to the slip of the Space Shuttle Endeavor launch. LRO is currently set for launch on the 18th, with a possible launch window of the 18th to 20th.

The Space Shuttle is now scheduled for launch on Wednesday 5:40AM, leaving LRO with a launch window June 18 to 20. Should the Space Shuttle countdown continue past midnight (EDT) tonight the LRO launch window will automatically slip to June 19.

Summarized: If the Shuttle scrubs before midnight, LRO has a chance for a Thursday launch. If the Shuttle count goes past midnight tonight (Tuesday), the LRO window will slip to Friday evening.

Published by Mark Robinson on 16 June 2009