Rocket launches postponed RSS

29 Nov 2011

As a consequence of the unusually mild weather conditions in northern Sweden the planned rocket launches for MASER 12 and MAPHEUS 3 has been postponed and they will not be launched this year.

Due to the unexpected extention of the TEXUS 48 campaign duration in November, caused by the mild weather conditions in northern Sweden, MASER 12 launch has been reported from November 27, 2011 to early February 2012. The rocket motors are ready for campaign start, and the payload with its GSE has been at Esrange Space Center ready for start of campaign since 16 November.

The campaign for MAPHEUS 3, with scheduled launch in November - December 2011, will also be moved to 2012. A new launch date will be decided later.

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