Karin Hauck
/ Categories: Launch

ICON Launch Delayed; New Launch Date to Come

NASA and Northrop Grumman have decided to delay the launch of the agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, previously planned for Oct. 6, to allow time to address a quality issue with a vendor-supplied electrical connector on the launch vehicle. Northrop Grumman does not expect an extended delay and will work with the range to determine a new launch date. The ICON spacecraft will launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

See the NASA ICON blog post.

Previous Article NASA’s ICON launch now targeted for Oct. 6
Next Article ICON launch now targeted for Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
ICON skin is based on Greytness by Adammer
Background image, courtesy of NASA, is a derivitave of photograph taken by D. Pettit from the ISS, used under Creative Commons license