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Power outage delays launch of NASA solar observatory

25 Jun 2013, 20:59 UTC
Power outage delays launch of NASA solar observatory
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A power outage in California over the weekend has delayed launch preparations for NASA's newest sun-studying spacecraft by 24 hours, pushing the new solar observatory's blastoff to no earlier than Thursday, space agency officials said.The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph satellite, or IRIS, was originally slated to lift off Wednesday from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. But the ...

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