GLAST Ready to Go! again…

NASA/Jim GrossmannPoor GLAST

After endless of delays, GLAST, which stands for Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, was supposed to launch last week. However, due to an issue with a battery on the launch vehicle, it was again delayed, and re-scheduled to launch today (11-Jun) on a Delta II rocket with a launch window from 11:45 am – 1:40 pm EDT after received the final “Ready to Go!” from all teams.

The launch will be broadcast on NASA TV.

Hopefully this time it will finally blast into space…

<= Delta II rocket that will carry the GLAST spacecraft




~ by thChieh on June 11, 2008.

One Response to “GLAST Ready to Go! again…”

  1. I see that the GLAST telescope has been launched today.

    How much time might be required before analysis of GLAST data might indicate proof or rejection of Hawking Radiation theory?

    This could be critical in determining the safety of the Large Hadron Collider, due to begin collisions later this year.

    Unlike what CERN tells the public, the Large Hadron Collider Safety Assessment Group (LSAG) writes that current safety arguments are not valid proof of safety. Micro black holes might be created by the Large Hadron Collider, they might not evaporate, they might grow quickly and we have not been damaged by cosmic rays because cosmic rays pass harmlessly through Earth. CERN also tells the public that a new safety report has been completed, but so far the final report has not been released for review by world’s scientists.

    The legal complaint before US Federal Court in Hawaii demands 4 months to review this safety report and a permanent injunction if safety can not be assured to within reasonable industry standards. First hearing is scheduled for June 16, 2008.

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