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LAUNCH OF ICON SPACECRAFT, Oct 10, 2019, KSC, NASA TV coverage begins 9:15 pm ET

Update, October 9:  The launch has been delayed one day due to bad weather.

Original Entry: NASA will launch the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) on October 9, 2019 from Kennedy Space Center, FL.  The 90 minute launch window opens at 9:25 pm ET.  NASA TV/NASA Live coverage begins at 9:15 pm ET.

The launch window is 90 minutes long.

ICON will be air-launched on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus rocket from the L-1011 Stargazer aircraft.  The launch window opens at 9:25 pm ET, but NASA expects Pegasus to be dropped from the aircraft at 9:30 pm ET.  The aircraft itself  is scheduled to take off from KSC’s skid strip at 8:30 pm ET.

A pre-launch press conference is scheduled for the day before (October 8).



October 9, 2019
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm