That's good to hear Laura, and I'm hoping that you are in a position to know this definitively, because I've been anxiously awaiting this launch/deployment for what seems like forever.As of right now, all technical problems have been cleared. The biggest concern is the May 31 launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery. If that launch is delayed, so will the GLAST launch be. Weather is another concern. Unexpected technical delays can arise at any time, but right now, it's all clear.
http://glast.gsfc.nasa.gov/NASA Targets Glast Launch For June 7
NASA has set June 7 as the new target launch date for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. EDT and remains unchanged through Aug. 7.
Sorry to hear about that Laura. The second I read about the delay, I remembered your plans to be down there. I was just checking the launch schedule and realized that there's quite a gap in launches from June to September. At least there's LCROSS to look forward to!Sadly, I've canceled my trip to Florida. The current status is no earlier than June 9, but it changes every day.
That's too bad Laura. It's hard to plan a trip around a project like this - I had hoped that the delays were over, but feared that they were not. GLAST's schedule has been slipping routinely. At least the end is in sight, since the launch vehicle is assembled and ready.Sadly, I've canceled my trip to Florida. The current status is no earlier than June 9, but it changes every day.