Pegasus XL • ICON at L-1011, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

When:
November 14, 2017 @ 10:28 am – 11:59 pm
2017-11-14T10:28:00-05:00
2017-11-14T23:59:59-05:00
Where:
L-1011
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands

An air-launched Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket will deploy NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite into orbit. ICON will study the ionosphere, a region of Earth’s upper atmosphere where terrestrial weather meets space weather. Disturbances in the ionosphere triggered by solar storms or weather activity in the lower atmosphere can cause disturbances in GPS navigation and radio transmissions. Delayed from June 15. [July 17]